My "Come Back to Jamaica" Jug :)
I've been reading some of the other posts, you know, the ones regarding the tough financial times that alot of us are having right now.
Kel and I too, are having tough financial times, and won't be able to make it "home" this year. But that hasn't stopped me from saving for next year!!! ;)
I have always used an old, glass water jug - with a big, beautifully colored sign on it, that says "Come back to Jamaica" on it!
I am still putting every bit of change that I have at the end of the day or week in my jug. Some days it's just maybe a few pennies - and some days it can be a few dollars - if it's a good day, maybe five dollars goes into my Jamaica Jug.
I look at it this way...I still have HOPE that we'll make it back home next year, AND we'll have even more next time, because there will be TWO years of saving there instead of just one! :D
I'm wondering what other "tool" everyone may be using to fund their trip back home?! Any other suggestions? Does anyone else use a Jamaica Jug?
Oh, and one more REALLY IMPORTANT thing...
I know how frustrating and scary it can be to be having money troubles - but when I begin to worry...I think about Jana, Elaine, and Rich who have gone through a FIGHT for their lives over the last few years - but are now CANCER FREE!
And that ALWAYS brings a smile to my face and gives me a great sense of gratitude! Sometimes when we are in our own "mess" we don't really SEE what is really important.
So I guess when it comes down to it - NO WORRIES, MON - there's always next year, and we have precious friends that have fought and won a great battle - that cannot ever compare to financial trouble. :D