2009 is the year we really focus on our debt. Short of a miracle, we won’t be out of debt by the end of the year, but my goal this year is to pay off enough where we set up 2010 as the year we are completely out of debt.
One of the things we’re doing to help is to place more value on every dollar. It’s pretty easy to ignore the little things you buy at $4 or $5 each. But those add up fast. We’ll be taking a look at every dollar we spend. That doesn’t mean we’ll stop buying things like entertainment, just that we’ll cut back on everything where we can and make sure we are getting the best value for every dollar that comes in.
It also means we’ll be thankful for every dollar that comes in. Every day I ask God to provide for us and to send us the business we need. But honestly, I don’t thank him every day. Despite the fact that the bills are always paid, I don’t take time to say thank you for every dollar. Oh, I do for the big projects. I always remember then. But what about the small projects that are just a few hundred dollars? I’m going to be thankful for every dollar that comes in this year.