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Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 277-October 4 A man arriving in Heaven got to ask God one question. He asked, “The world I left had so much poverty, disease and evil. Why didn’t you send someone to help?” And God answered, “I did. I sent you.”—Unknown My friend, Gary Tharler, sent me that story. One day, he picked up a brochure advertising the “AIDS Ride across Alaska.” It changed his life. Gary decided to participate in the ride. In order to do it, he had to devote most of his spare time to training himself to ride long distances on his bicycle. He trained for an entire year. He said that Alaska was wild and majestic, and by … [Read more...]

It’s All Just Stuff

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 276-October 3 It’s All Just Stuff “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.”—Gilbert Keith Chesterton I was robbed at gunpoint one evening after work. It was dusk, about six o’clock, and I had pulled into my parking space in the underground garage at my condominium. I was about to open the trunk of the car to get some things, when I heard a deep voice behind me say, “Give me your money!” (This is not one of the affirmations I teach in my workshops.) My heart sank as I realized I was about to live out one of Los … [Read more...]

Get Some Help

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 273-September 30 “Don’t be irreplaceable; if you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.”—Unknown Aren’t you tired of being self-sufficient? Enough I say. Get some help. It consistently amazes me how people wear themselves out re-inventing the wheel. Over and over again. Like nobody ever had this problem before and you have to figure it out all by your lonesome. Who told you that? I admit it took me just about forever to figure this out. Now, every time I need to know something that I don’t know, I just find out who does know and go ask them. When I wanted to learn to ski—I signed up for ski … [Read more...]

A Moment out of Somewhere

272-September 29 “There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.”—Robert Louis Stevenson My friend, Sarah Edwards, co-author of "The Practical Dreamer’s Handbook" with her husband, Paul, sent me this lovely story: “I was rushing to meet Paul at the hardware store. As I charged along, I was oblivious to the sunny day and the crisp breeze around me. I was pretty oblivious to everything actually, except getting where I was going…until I heard the voice. A man was singing. The sound was so strong and deep and clear, I had to know, who was that? I stopped walking. My eyes were darting from place to place. I had to find the source. There! Sitting on a crate … [Read more...]

Producing and Consuming

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 271-September 28 Producing and Consuming “The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm…to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.”—Cyril Connolly It seems that everything we do is either producing or consuming. When we work, we are producing goods or services that contribute to the welfare of others. When we play, we consume goods and services produced by others. Money flows in and out, whether we are producing or consuming. I remember reading a Psychology Today article long ago that compared producing and consuming in a primitive jungle tribe … [Read more...]