Not going in stores is getting easier. Yesterday I found this commitment easiest to keep. I had left my pocketbook with my money and credit and debit card at home. Yes, given I was going to a ski area to ski, not shop. However, the absence of these tangibles meant that there was no dilly dallying on the way home. No reason to stop anywhere.
At the ski lodge, there is a wonderful little ski shop. I literally stood at the entrance and walked in two steps when I remembered my commitment. Two steps out and I was back on track. How does one spend a day without a spending while skiing? Well, since I was volunteering for Vermont Adaptive - a fabulous program - I did not need to pay for my ski day. But also keeping snacks and a water bottle in the car makes it manageable. The water bottle can be refilled in the cafeteria and one really can survive for a day without money, especially if they are doing something fun.
The weather was fabulous, the snow soft and the people wonderful. I will treasure all week the smile on the lucky young man I got to ski with yesterday. He loves to go fast, do bumps and enjoys the gates. He will be ready for the Special Olympics next month.
Money had nothing to do with yesterday. How would you survive a day without money?