It’s Never Too Late To Mend Your Ways

retrochick.JPGIvy says:

I used to work with a guy that had a pretty serious drug problem. We had no idea, he had been working for us for a few years when one day he called in to work Luckily, my boss believed in the guy and helped him through his problems, making sure he went to drug rehabilitation and promising him he had a job when he had served his time in jail.

Thanks to the support of my former boss, his family, the church’s support, and his own determination to change his life, he’s back working at the same shop, clean of drugs and with a new outlook on life. That incident was nearly 10 years ago and he’s been clean all that time, working hard and being generally awesome.

There’s a point to this story. This guy had made a total, and I mean total mess of his life. But he was able to change, and that mess is just a mere memory. Now, maybe your life isn’t as big of a mess as this dude’s life was. But perhaps there’s something you need to change, and you feel like it might be too late or you’re too set in your ways. The fact is, it’s never too late.

So, you spend too much money? Don’t know how to cook? House is a mess? We can help. But the key to changing is your own determination. And, the support of those around you. So work on yourself, and be a supportive person when the opportunity presents itself.

Just think, if you spend the first 50 years of your life being totally impatient, but you spend the next 20 years being patient, what will people think of you? People cling to more recent memories and are more likely to remember what happened most recently rather than older stuff.

Tell me, Home Eccers, what do you need to change?


  1. Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans on May 12, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    This was exactly what I needed to hear! I’d been off my feet for weeks after a leg injury, and am currently overwhelmed by the clutter taking over every surface.

  2. Janet on April 11, 2009 at 10:56 am

    What an inspirational story! Thank you for sharing, it was exactly what I needed to hear today.

    I have issues with my weight and food.

    I need to exercise and control my eating.

  3. jami on April 6, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I am also very guilty of over-spending. Not in a lavish sense that I buy name brand only or have a ton of stuff but, just in general. I really am struggling (and praying) about that. One of my major spending weaknesses is food. Whether it is the grocery store or eating out. I always “justify” it by it is food and we need to eat.

  4. Erin on April 5, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    ARgh! I am working really hard to change our spending patterns. Just that simple…

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