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Challenge one another to keep track of purchases for a single week. Ask each person to look over purchases with a critical eye, asking:

  • Are there "shiny baubles" or items I am buying out of habit that aren't giving me deep pleasure anymore?
  • Is there something I might forego, perhaps a fancy coffee drink, an unnecessary pair of shoes, or some other item?
  • Did I receive any money with special meaning, and what did I do with it?
  • What are the sources of "lucky money" in my life?

As a workshop group, share your discoveries about the "lucky money" you have identified in your life. Reflect on how it would feel to give that same amount of money to an organization or charitable group you are passionate about. Covenant together to making clear-headed choices about how to spend your "lucky money," in a way that is in tune with your most cherished values. Check in with one another periodically about your progress in honoring your commitments.

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