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I've finally arrived in California from my cross country trip. And to my beautiful readers I must apologize. As much fun as a solo trip can be, it also involves tons of work - especially when it is a relocation trip. So I know I am way behind on the travel section of my blog. I promise I have lots more to share about this fabulous journey across our beautiful United States of America. Although I traveled with few possessions, unpacking, organizing and getting settled does take some time. I will catch up soon!
However tonight I am thinking about money...it started with a comment made by one of my lovely former students on Facebook tonight:
If there was one thing I never had to do again, it would be to never have to pay another bill. Ever.
I smiled when I read that comment...I'm with you on this one kiddo! However the reality is that we all have to pay bills, and have some type of currency in order to get the things we want, and to do the activities we love. Her comment was so appropriate as I think about this major change in my life, and the monetary cost of making such a change:
Aside from those rare individuals in our country who seem to have mastered the art of going off the grid, and bartering for their needs (more power to you buddy but it sounds like more work than fun for someone like me!), we need to have money in our lives. So how much is enough? How can we keep money from causing us stress, anxiety, or envy? How can earning money, paying bills, and dealing with it in our daily lives, not be a chore?
At first I was pleased with my reply to her post:
...let's put a positive spin on it...since we will always have some type of bill to pay, my wish for you is this:
But as I sit up in this lovely California evening, reflecting on this concept further, I think this idea of money being positive needs more depth.. So to my former student, with metta (loving kindness) in my heart, allow me to add to my wishes for you:
May how you earn, and how you spend, money never cause harm to you or others.
Wishing all of my gentle readers enough money to enjoy their lives with smiles...
Samantha Eve, a