Provident - 1. making or indicative of timely preparation of the future. 2. Careful about planning for the future and saving money for the future. 3. providing carefully for the future. 4. exercising foresight in the management of one's resources.
Basically planning for the future. Being wise. Being careful. Being resourceful and not wasteful.
Knowing that a penny saved is one you don't have to earn again.
A provident woman:
Is a patient shopper and looks for deals and is a wise and thrifty shopper
Can stretch a penny into a dime
Is a good steward of all of the family resources
Is a fortress wall to protect her family from the storms of life
Provides a sense of security for the family from ANY storm in life
She plans, recycles, and manages
She saves a little and stores food, water and supplies for the future and for unexpected storms of life
She is prayerful for her family and others
Understands ways to make a great family life and have wonderful memories without spending a lot
She understands that family and friends are everything
She knows that knowledge is valuable - First aid, sewing, cooking, shopping, budgeting, gardening, preserving AND she shares that knowledge and teaches others
She is a caretaker of the family, neighborhood and community and leads by example
She knows how to make something from nothing
She is someone you can depend on
A provident woman is a combination of all/many of these things. Life gets chaotic and scary at times, but for those that are prepared and faithful every day is covered and joyful. You have been given one more day - use it to the max.
Do not panic - do not stress - do not fear. Have faith and move forward one day at a time.
What is a provident woman? You are. I am. This little community is full of them.
I love how we all share and care.
BLESSINGS MY FRIENDS
I just want to say how much I enjoy your writings. I am from the Tightwad Gazette generation. Had an older sister and also a friend who were such great mentors. I think a role model is so important. Have a lovely day, just shoveled snow for the first time this season. Tip, spray your shovel with cooking spray. The snow was wet but it slid right off.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. I was a Tightwad Gazette gal as well! Role models are so important - it seems today more than ever.Delete
Good tip - I have done that and it works! No shoveling here yet or for the foreseeable future it appears. YAY!
Be safe and don't over do it!
As usual an AWESOME article. Thanks Grammy D for the PAM spray on the shovel!!!ReplyDelete
Barb in PA
Thank you Barb. It was a great tip!!!Delete
Cheryl, this is so thought provoking! I'm going to print it out and have it where I can read it often. Thanks for all you share. You're a great blessing to many.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. How sweet of you. We all need to do our best at being a good steward and help others along the way.Delete
Thank you again.
Cheryl this was such a moving post, I sit here typing with tears in my eyes as I read the Prayer aloud. I will copy this and keep it in my life as I go forwards.ReplyDelete
Take great care of yourself and know what a difference you make to my life as I read your wise words.
Lorna, Somerset, England
Oh Lorna how sweet. I thought the prayer said so much for so many and we all need little reminders.Delete
Thank you for your kind words.
What a great post. I am provident but not an early riser....ReplyDelete
Thank you. Nothing says you have to get up early!Delete
One of my favorites. Thank you for sharing, Cheryl.ReplyDelete
You are welcome and thank you!!Delete
Love this. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
I am glad. Thank you.Delete
Beautiful reminder of how important our job is. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Thank you. So many think what they do isn't all that - and it IS important.Delete
Excellent post! Reminiscent of the Proverbs 31 woman. The person who keeps the home fires burning and does it frugally is worth her weight in gold.ReplyDelete
Absolutely. A little work and a lot of reward.Delete
That is definitely my goal. To teach others, mentor and lead as God wills.ReplyDelete
I love the poem....just taking a minute to try and catch up....I am not commenting on all...I cannot believe how long it is has been since I sat and read your blog. I like to read it when I have quiet moments.ReplyDelete