Save For A Rainy Day

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Written by Gary Wonning

The recent government shutdown has brought to the forefront how little people save for a rainy day.

Many were complaining after only missing one paycheck they didn’t have money to buy food.  Most of these employees make really good money.

Where did it all go ? If they are making good money and both spouses are working, a week without a paycheck, to me doesn’t look like it’s Trump’s fault, or even congress.

Regardless of the issues with congress not  approving a budget for the last 13 years, this issue boils down to individual responsibility.

I’m just as guilty as many others, I haven’t saved like I should, but that doesn’t make it the fault of the government.

A sudden illness or downturn in the economy can give the same results.

Some where in the bible it talks of saving and filling our granaries during the seven years of plenty to provide for us during the seven years of famine, something each and every one of us is sure to encounter at least once during our long lives.

Many of our parents lectured us on the importance of saving money for a rainy day, somehow, that wise advice seemed to have gotten lost in the dust and disappear forever, but why listen when we can blame government for all our problems?

Some where, we have forgotten, caught up in all the modern conveniences and electronic toys, quick easy credit, and with most, job security, those lessons from our elders have slipped away into oblivion. 

So we can sit around , scratch our heads and wonder what happened. We can blame others, and look for difficult answers. The solution isn’t difficult, we just need to go back to what works, go back to the basics in life and learn from the wisdom of our ancestors. 

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,


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