Sunday, June 03, 2007

Thrift and Abundance

It is important to understand that these are not contradictory concepts. The one leads to the other; the one supports the other.
We can achieve abundance if we practice thrift.
This may mean that we do things that contradict our preconceptions: Wear a shirt that belonged to someone else, buy and repair a broken appliance rather than a brand new one; serve dinner on a mismatched variety of plates and eat it using an abundance of mismatched cutlery.
We can create abundance if we practice thrift.