Living for a Sunny Day

Living for a Sunny Day

Do you save for a rainy day or are you living for a sunny day? Let’s think about it for a second….

What does a sunny day look like to you? Are you happy, enjoying the blue skies, excited for what is to come? Me too! I’m definitely a person that prefers to live for a sunny day. Right now, my biggest goal is to purchase our next house. This will be our second home purchase and we’ve worked SO hard to get there. We are in the final stretch of this savings process and I’m so grateful for the work we’ve put in. It really is challenging to save money when you don’t have something BIG to look forward to.

Let’s talk about you now….

Which describes you? Do you live for a sunny day or are you saving for a rainy day?

How does “Saving for a rainy day” make you feel? Does it make you feel like you are saving for something that could be coming up soon? That’s great! Saving is always a wonderful thing.

How does the thought of living for a sunny day make you feel? Living for a sunny day means that you envision yourself accomplishing a big goal that might not be around the corner. Yes, is certainly harder to do! But, it is crucial.

Think of a HUGE goal you have. Is it going to college, traveling to another country, starting a business, having a big family, or purchasing property? Now, picture yourself accomplishing that goal. That is living for a sunny day! I imagine that you would be happy, smiling, reveling in the feeling of accomplishment and pride for your hard work (and you deserve to!).

Think about it again- Which describes you:

Do you save for a rainy day, or live for a sunny day?

Think of how your kids can have a sunny day too! Here is my daughter celebrating her first official school performance. She was so proud of herself and had worked so hard for it. We went to ice cream to celebrate and she skipped around in happiness.


Wouldn’t we all look like this on the day of achieving a goal that we had been working on for a long time? We’d be happy, skipping perhaps, smiling, and excited about the day. Sure, teaching that concept to a 4 year old must be kept in perspective (their understanding of time is on a different level). What would “living for a sunny day” look like for you?

If you’re feeling a bit stuck or having a hard time making long term goals and sticking to them, check out the Shine newsletter HERE. Twice a month you’ll receive money inspiration and motivation to help you achieve your goals and live for a sunny day! Or, what about moseying around the Sun Trust Resource Center HERE to learn about how to improve your savings, your happiness, and even your feeling of success today and into the future (I love that!). That is how a person lives for a sunny day. The resources will help you feel normal and understand that everybody struggles to save. It just take a little help, inspiration, and motivation to learn how to do it.

What is your biggest goal? What are you working so hard for right now? I’d love to know!

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At SunTrust Bank their purpose is lighting the way to financial well-being. When you feel confident about your money, you can save for your goals and spend knowingly on what matters most to you.  They know we all live for the sunny days and want to you help you live yours.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.