Friday Favorites - The Soul of MoneyI just finished reading a great book, The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist, that a good friend of mine recommended it to me a long time ago (#finallymakingprogressonthepileofbooksbymybed) Lynne articulates many thoughts and feelings that I have had regarding money and finances.
However we choose, we express ourselves in the way we send our money into the world, and with every dollar goes the energy, the imprimatur of our intention. - Lynne TwistThe Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources As I was reading, people kept popping into my mind - "oh they would like this" or "I should share this with (insert your name here)", it was happening so often, I realized that I should share it with all of YOU! If you are reading this blog, I think it is safe to assume that you, like me, are probably searching for little ways to make positive impacts, to live and spend with a more purpose and direction...But, like me, you find that it is easy to get discouraged and distracted, to get lost in the sea of stuff, the new trends, the latest thing, the busy life, that you can lose your focus and the conviction that your choices do matter. This book is a great reminder that they matter on so many levels.
What I like about this book is that it doesn't only focus on how your financial choices matter for others (workers, companies, environment) but rather how they impact your own life; that shifting our perspective about how we see money from a limited commodity to a flowing asset that can be directed to support, create and/or sustain the things we love and our passionate about can radically change our lives for the better!P.S. You don't even have to read the entire book, the first three chapters would be enough to re-motivate you ;) Since, it's Friday, we should probably have a dance party! We have had some bumps in the road in the adoption process and this video is what helps us keeps our heads up and our hearts boogieing... https://vimeo.com/56031420 Enjoy and Happy Friday.
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