I actually borrowed this image from the website http://weirdfortunecookies.com/. My fortune was on the list, believe it or not!
The owner of this website wrote, "The question, of course, is whether you should have to pay for your meal after getting this." That made me chuckle.
What is your relationship to money? Does flow like a river or spout out of the ground like an endless fountain into your hands or do you feel you've become a slave to money; that you have to work like a dog just to make it out there?
I'm not sure I'm in the first category, but I've definitely been in the second. I used to feel like I was a machine working away just to make a few lousy dollars and there wasn't any joy in the process.
It's one thing not to have money, but worrying about it is not the answer. Worrying never solved any problems in the world. It's a disease. If you worry about money, you probably worry about other things like your children, the state of the world, the economy, the weather, your health, etc.
People with an endless supply of cash also worry. They worry about who might steal it, what the stock market might do. They worry that someone might try and take it away from them. Some people protect their stash as if they were protecting a child.
It's time to get yourself out of this endless cycle of worrying. Worrying for the sake of worrying is more damaging than the problems themselves. Stop it right now!
I don't worry too much anymore. I thank many hours of meditation and yoga for that. I thoroughly enjoy my life and it's not because I can fly off in my leer jet to a tropical island at the drop of a hat or that my body is dripping in jewels (although visualizing this seems sort of exciting, to say the least).
I realize that the best things in life are FREE! That's right FREE!!!
This morning I slept in a little and my husband made me breakfast. I looked out the window from my bed onto the backyard. The sun was coming up and the clouds turned pink. Birds and squirrels were hopping around in the yard. Pine trees stood in the distance. The sun was pouring in my room. I was so happy to see the sun and it was FREE!
At any given moment you have an opportunity to decide how you want to view your life. I choose to live mine positively and with gratitude for all that is around me. I also feel good when I share what I have with others, even if I feel I don't have much. This is how I live. I wake up and go to sleep feeling POSITIVE about my life and I realize that the things in it that make me happy are not things I have to spend money for...."money can't buy me love."
This has really changed things for me. I feel extremely RICH. By choosing to live with an optimistic view on life, I am finding that more and more opportunities are coming into my life that were never there before.
So next time you are feeling depressed, negative or down on your luck...look around you, look outside, look at your children or your husband, look at your garden or your pets, look at the sun or the snow or a bird or a cloud passing overhead.
Look at the food in front of you or the friend you are with. Look at your hands, your legs, your face...feel the grass, the sun, the water.
Do you realize that all you need you already possess; that everything that is important is right here in front of you?