Do the little things matter because it’s a little more money in the pocket? Or because the mindset to save dimes will inevitably save way more than a few dollars?
I wondered this as I got half-way through the parking lot before realizing I forgot my reusable bag in the van. I walked back for the specific bag for that store (they only give credit for THEIR bags) and shortly after, received my dime’s worth of savings. As I walked out, it was still on my mind…. I was doing the mental math. 4 bags a week for a year. Maybe $20 a year in savings. Maybe.
Sure, there is the whole “green” thing. I’m not dissing that. But I was focused on the change.
So does $20 really make that much difference? Especially when it takes a year to accumulate less than what we need for a family dinner at a restaurant? Is it worth the walk back for a bag? Is that dime worth the quick pang of quilt when you don’t have a bag?
Or does the mere intentionality of it crucial to compounding the savings into something bigger?
If I don’t care about the dimes, will I have trouble caring about the dollars?