I’m in no way thrilled about the recent rise of gas prices and have even found myself falling into a panic every now and then about it. However, complaining won’t accomplish anything will it?
So, in an effort to keep a grateful spirit, I present to you four reasons I am celebrating $4/gallon gas:
1) High gas prices have encouraged our family to slow down and stay home more. A go-go-go lifestyle isn’t healthy for
anyone, so I’m thankful for the motivation to reconsider outside activities and commitments and pursue a simpler, more relaxed pace in our life.
2) High gas prices have helped us get in better shape. We have added a lot more exercise into our daily lives as a result of the higher gas prices as we try to walk instead of drive as often as we can.
3) High gas prices have caused us to be more efficient. While we used to think nothing of driving to a destination and driving back, we now try our best to plan ahead and combine trips. We rarely go anywhere without consciously making an effort to work some other errands into the trip. This not only saves on gas money, but it also saves us time and effort as it’s much more effective to tackle four errands at once than to make four separate trips.
4) High gas prices have saved us money. I know it might seem like a misnomer that rising gas prices have saved us money, but when you factor in how many errands we’ve decided not to run, how many times we’ve opted to walk to the park instead of driving somewhere, or how many times we’ve just stayed home, in the long run I think it’s saved us money.
What about you? I’d love to hear reasons you have found to be thankful for high gas prices.