Saturday, February 9, 2008

A Really Cool Memorial of Yester Year

In IOU NO MORE, I tell a story about Brittan and I cutting up our credit cards when we decided to start down the path to financial freedom. We cut them into a variety of sizes and she placed them in a jar. She tightened the lid and put the jar on a shelf. As we paid off those cards, she'd pull out the jar and we'd have a celebration right in front of the shards. It was weird, but fun.

That was a few years ago now and I'd forgotten all about the jar of plastic remains. I guess I assumed B had thrown the whole lot away some time ago. But, to my wonder and delight, I came home from work the other evening to find the jar and old credit card pieces proudly displayed on a table in my newly decorated home office. It was so cool!

First, it's my dream office. I have the office furniture I've always wanted. It looks really great. And it was paid for with zero debt. The jar of plastic remnants is a great reminder of what used to be and a promise of hope as we build our business helping others learn the joys of becoming and living debt free.

If you find yourself in Acworth, GA stop in. I'd be happy to show off my new office and my old cards.