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“How many joys are crushed under foot because people look up at the sky and disregard what is at their feet?”—Catharina Elisabeth Goethe
Al the accountant bought a lottery ticket for himself every week. He said that it was his optimism insurance policy. Each week when he bought his ticket, he had fun thinking that he could win the lottery and become a millionaire. He smiled and spoke of how it much fun it was to think about having something wonderful like that happen. It kept him in a happy frame of mind all week. When the day of the drawing arrived, he would look at his ticket and think, “Today could be my lucky day!” If he didn’t win, he would immediately buy another ticket: “Maybe next time!” He always kept his optimism insurance policy renewed and in full force.
Don’t mention the lottery to my friend, Dave. He’s really mad about all the money he wasted buying tickets when he’s never won anything. He thinks it’s rigged, unfair, sinful, bad, and a rip-off because he hasn’t won. He is full of resentment towards the people who have won it, the state that runs it, the government that allows it, and the other players who are losers.
Not every dollar you spend has to be sensible and smart. Some part of your budget needs to be “mad money” or “spree money”—money you can spend for fun. If you get a return on your investment great, if not, so what? But, if you can’t have fun with it, don’t do it.
The eleventh commandment is “Thou Shalt Lighten Up.”
“Today is a very lucky day, filled with wonderful surprises and money!”
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An Interview with Chellie Campbell
Chellie Campbell says we can’t curse our bills when we pay them and expect to have money come to us. “Say prayers of blessings as you pay your bills. Say a prayer of thanks that you have the money to pay for this, that you received the blessing of whatever the product or service is. If you don’t like paying the light bill, live in the dark!”
by Krysta Gibson
Some people love it.
Some people hate it.
Some people have a lot of it.
Almost everyone wants more of it.
It is money.
Enter Chellie Campbell, author of The Wealthy Spirit and Zero to Zillionaire and creator of Financial Stress Reduction workshops. She is one of Marci Shimoff’s “Happy 100” in her NYT bestseller Happy for No Reason and contributed stories to Jack Canfield’s recent books You’ve Got to Read This Book! and Life Lessons from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Chellie is prominently quoted as a financial expert in The Los Angeles Times, Pink, Good Housekeeping, Lifetime, Essence, Woman’s World and more than 50 popular books.
Although she is now considered to be an expert in financial issues and prosperity teachings, there was a time when money was not her forte.
Some part of your budget needs to be “mad money” or “spree money”—money you can spend for fun.