Thanks Givings – from “The Wealthy Spirit”
“If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying. Would you sell both your eyes for a million dollars…or your legs…or your hands…or your hearing? Add up what you do have, and you’ll find that you won’t sell them for all the gold in the world. The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself.” —Dale Carnegie
Having a sense of balance and perspective is this: Knowing that there will always be someone who has more than you do—and someone who has less.
Think you don’t have enough money? Donate a few hours working at the Union Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter, or a haven for runaway kids on the street. Then when you go home, take another look at all the riches you possess, remembering all those who do not have so much.
Think your health is poor? Maybe some people are worse off than you. Take flowers, songs or poetry readings to a hospital or a nursing home. Make a donation to one of the many organizations that are searching for cures for what ails us.
Wish you were more intelligent? Notice the joy on the faces of the children in the Special Olympics and think again. Volunteer to teach a class; help an illiterate person learn to read.
Wish you were married, had a significant other, or even a date? You’re only alone because you don’t want the people who want you. Take another look and say yes to someone.
Wish you were single? Get single and give your mate a chance to find someone else who will really love them.
Wish you were more beautiful? Rent The Elephant Man then get to work on developing the inner beauty that he had.
Whatever it is you think you lack, there are those who have less than you. Whatever it is you think you have, there are those who have more than you. That is the state of this existence. You can be happy about it or you can be miserable. Your choice.
But the basic, glorious, joyous fact of life is this: You breathe, you think, you love, you hope, you cry, you laugh and so does everyone else. Thank God, or whatever cosmic force brought you into being, for this spark of divine consciousness that gives you life.
“Thank you, God, for filling my life with glorious riches!”
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Chellie Campbell is the creator of the Financial Stress Reduction® Workshops, and author of The Wealthy Spirit, Zero to Zillionaire, and From Worry to Wealthy. She has been prominently quoted as a financial expert in the Los Angeles Times, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Family Circle, Woman’s World and more than 50 popular books. She can be reached at Chellie@chellie.com