The Optimism Insurance Policy

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

246-September 3

“How many joys are crushed under foot because people look up at the sky and disregard what is at their feet?”—Catharina Elisabetha 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’s Affirmation: “Today is a very lucky day, filled with wonderful surprises and money!”

A friend of mine said, “Vacation is the reality – work is an illusion.” Hee.

Taking heed of my own advice to be sure to take lots of time off to enjoy life and be a “human being” instead of a “human doing”, I’m on vacation until September 7th. Please read and enjoy the daily pages from The Wealthy Spirit while I’m gone. I’d love to read your comments, too, so post away!

Have a glorious day, filled with joy, love, and lots of goodies!