Saturday, January 10, 2009

wondering

In my recent internet travels I've come across something really interesting that's got me thinking. Someone's new years resolution is to not buy anything for 3 months. Like how everyone goes on a crash diet after eating way to much over the holidays, but this is a crash diet for spending way to much over the holidays. This sounds so amazing and I'm really pretty good about not spending too much money, but I don't know if I could do it. I mean, nothing new until April? But what if there's a really really amazing deal on something? I'm thinking it over today to see if I could commit to something similar, but I just wanted to get all of your feedback. Do you think you could do it? Do you even want to?

8 comments:

Caity said...

Yes, I would totally do it! However, does this mean food and gas? I don't really buy anything for myself or my family in way of things, but how would you do it if you needed to buy food or gas? Do you prepare for that beforehand buying what you need? Or doesn't that defeat the purpose? I think it's a great goal though! Especially for people whose New Year Resolution is to get out of debt too! Even for people who aren't in debt though!

Carrie said...

I'm pretty sure you can buy things like food and toilet paper and such, but you maybe just have to be really honest with yourself about real needs. I don't know, but that makes sense to me.

Sara said...

How about not buying anything (non-essential) for yourself, but every time you felt the urge, think of something you could do, spend whatever means you have--time or money or talents, on someone else in need, in order to develope the more Christ like side in you?

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

thomas came up and read over my shoulder and i said, "hmmm, i think i could do it." and he laughed through his nose and walked away whsitling.... hmmmm.

mrs. peterson said...

hm, i really like your new header.

i'm fairly positive i could do this, since i have before (and didn't really buy all the necessities either) but that was not because i had a strong resolve, it was truly impossible.

but now? it would be harder because i buy things for nate. the kid never buys anything he needs so whenever he's like "maybe i do need new socks after all" we buy them in a jiffy.

what a long response. like anyone else would even care! all i'm saying is we don't buy much anyway and i think it would be a negative thing for us to buy less.

(melissa, you are longwinded sometimes.)

Carrie said...

That's kind of where I am, as well. We don't buy much to begin with, so I guess it wouldn't really do us much good to stop buying the few things we do buy. Plus I asked ben about it and he said, "That's dumb. You don't spend money anyway."

And if I can't impress my husband with my awesome sacrifice then what's the point?

laura d said...

yeah, that would be easier if we all spent money on ourselves. Looks like the lot of us don't so it's not so much a sacrifice...But you could set a goal to save a certain amount of money for something good--I dunno what, maybe to donate to the missionary fund or something, instead of just packing the extra away in savings. That would be a sacrifice. And a good goal. All in one. But i'm not one for New Year's Resolutions anyway. I say you can be a good person all year long and set goals all year long. Not just at the beginning and get burned out by april.

Caity said...

Okay, I was thinking that it meant buying absolutely nothing. I really don't know how anyone could buy absolutely nothing! Ha, ha...I'm a nerd! I think it's a great goal for people who are spendy, but if you're not, why bother?