Flora is an inspiration who makes things happen. She has written eighteen books on family economics, financial counseling and financial planning and taught at Purdue University for 32 years.
Her list of awards and accomplishments are incredibly impressive. After university retirement she returned to school to get a master of divinity and continues touching people’s lives in her new role as chaplain and interim pastor.
But here’s where her attitude of making things happen really impressed me when we met. Flora loves music and is an organist. When she lost her right hand in an accident many years ago, did she give up playing the organ? No! She researched music for one-handed pianists and organists and practiced until it became second nature to her. She not only adapted with grace to overcome that obstacle, she continues her active lifestyle with humor. She introduces her husband as “literally my right-hand man.”
Obstacles will pop up in your life, but like Flora, look for ways to make things happen and navigate around them. You can do it!
Money Saving Tip
Check out gas and other gift card specials that are offered by hotels and vacation packages to make sure they really are good deals. A gift card for $25 worth of gas may require a minimum number of nights stay. Unless you’re planning to stay there multiple nights, it may not be worth it. Some gas gift cards are limited to a particular brand. Other times you’re required to submit a receipt and some paperwork to get your gift card or cash back; it’s hoped you won’t bother. Always check the small print to be sure you’re getting a deal.
What made you smile today?
What made you proud of your money choices today?