Being frugal does not mean being materialistic and making yourself go broke just to show off what you are either making in your income or showing off who you think you are. Being frugal doesn't mean boasting about what you can do to be better than your neighbors. Being frugal is teaching others how to live simply and by doing so your life will be rich.
I was brought up on a farm with a brother and sister. We didn't have indoor plumbing until I was 13 years old. In fact, a real toilet was my birthday gift and I thought it was the best gift in the world. Seriously.
Today is Christmas wherein we celebrate the birth of Christ. Christ was born in a barn yet he was the richest man on Earth. Christ was humble and of course not having any money had to be frugal. Christ never complained of not living in a palace. He never complained of being without warm clothing, shoes on his feet or food to eat. Christ taught people how to be humble and frugal themselves. Not to boast and not to be jealous of what you have not.
Humility and frugality comes hand in hand. If you live your life simply you will want for nothing. This I have first hand knowledge about. Coming from humble beginnings, working hard on the farm and experiencing homelessness made me humble and thankful for what I had at the time and have now.
We must be frugal. We must not boast about materialistic things. We must work hard, make the best out of what we have and become creative in making what we need to survive. Yes, to some, being frugal is hard work. However, think about it as being artistic because you, as a frugal person, are not only being a self sufficient survivor of life, you are enjoying what life brings you and you are making the best out of the simplest of things.
Love to my readers
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