Net worth and perspective.

when you are skint or short of funds, how do you keep a healthy sense of self?


Have you ever been down to your last £2.76 in the bank?

If it were me, I’d be grateful that

  • we have enough simple food storage to see us to payday. (
  • the bills are covered completely.
  • it is +£2.76 and not -£2.76.
  • there’s a couple of quid in the purse.
  • the car has a full tank of petrol.
  • the laundry is done because we’ve just run out of laundry detergent.
  • the knowledge that this is temporary.
  • the belief that net worth does not define my value as a person.
  • the belief this is all for the greater good while we fight the good fight.
  • the knowledge that things are this way because of what we are building.
  • that in years to come we’d have some great stories and perspective.
  • that our head is above water because we swim so damn good.
  • that hopefully things will never be this lean again.
  • that we still have a “laugh at the Universe” attitude. So what you’re skint, so what!

You know, if it were me, which it isn’t.


Author: Pollyanna Whyte

Single LDS Mormon Mum/Mom living in England. This is my blog on emotional health, fun, parenting, life, divorce, starting over, friends, family, church things, and budgeting. Stop by, tell us what you think, feel free to share (but credit the source please).

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