Write “Thank You!” on All Your Checks

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7 – January 7

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.”—Frank A. Clark

It is important for your personal prosperity to take joy in the process of sending people money. As you write the check or pay the cash for your purchase, know that you are creating financial benefits for many unseen individuals who make their living from these transactions. Smile and write “Thank you!” on the bottom of every check in the memo portion. “Thank you!” that I can buy this wonderful product or service that I want. “Thank you!” for providing it for me. “Thank you!” that I have the money to buy it—and that the check is good.

Andrea James, a bright young financial planner, took this idea to heart and decided to try it. Her boyfriend was applying for an exclusive apartment through a rental agency. He knew that there would be many applications for this apartment, and prepared his with care. Andrea insisted that he write “Thank you!” with a big exclamation point on the deposit check he submitted with his application. A skeptic, he scoffed, rolled his eyes and snorted with derision, but finally acquiesced and wrote it on the check.

He got a call two days later. Although there were some seventy-five applicants for the apartment, he was the one who got it! He asked why he was the one who was chosen. The apartment manager said she picked him because he had written “Thank you!” on his check! It had brightened her day, and she said that a person who would do that was the kind of person she wanted living in her building.

He writes “Thank you!” on all his checks, now.

Give of your abundance happily to other people and they will likely do the same—happiness is catching. Send the money back out and around and eventually it will circle back to you. Then you will send it out again. We are all linked together in the circle of abundance.

Today’s Affirmation:
“Thank you, God, for the abundant gifts you provide for me every day.”


I still write “Thank you!” on all my checks, although we don’t use checks as much now as we once did, do we? But you can write “Thank you!” on your credit card slip, too, or just say the blessing as you pay your bills online or give someone cash. I’ve been doing this for some 20+ years now.

Up to this day in the calendar, I’ve focused on changing your relationship to money, how you think about it, believing there is enough for you, and that you deserve it.

Now it’s time for you to share your money with others. Happily!

You must get into the Universal flow with money – it’s always moving, coming in and going out. It isn’t of any use at all when it’s static. It’s supposed to be multiplying, and it’s supposed to be shared. Every time you pay a bill, you’re blessing someone who provided the product or service for you. You are helping them to grow and prosper, and feeding their families, and maybe their employees, too.

So many people get caught up in the fear of lack and limitation with money, afraid to let go of it because maybe they won’t get any more. Then when they have to buy something, they resent the seller for charging them money. Talk about negative thinking! If you’re going to buy the item, be glad to pay for it and help enrich another person. Otherwise don’t buy it. Sit at home and play with your money instead.

Hoarding money doesn’t do much for you on its own, does it? Money is only a medium of exchange. Feel rich and prosperous and generous while you exchange your money for something you desire – you are helping and blessing another. This is good! Enjoy the mutual benefits and satisfaction!

More money will show up for you tomorrow.

Send the money back out and around and eventually it will circle back to you.

Prosperity is a habit. You have to practice it every day.

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Chellie Campbell is a Financial Stress Reduction® Coach and the author of The Wealthy Spirit, Zero to Zillionaire, and From Worry to Wealthy. She is one of Marci Shimoff's “Happy 100” in her NYT bestseller Happy for No Reason and contributed stories to Jack Canfield’s books You’ve Got to Read This Book! and Life Lessons from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Past president of the LA Chapter NAWBO, she was "Most Inspirational Speaker" by Women in Management and "Speaker of the Year" by the Association of Women Entrepreneurs. She does daily inspirational videos in The Wealthy Spirit Group on Facebook.

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