Superman

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 357 – December 23 “There is only one of you in the world, just one. And if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.”—Martha Graham Last night in my class, we were playing “The Glad Game” and listing all of the things we are grateful for. We talked about maintaining an attitude of gratitude and I said that one of the things that always gets me back to center, being appreciative of what I have instead of what I don’t have is to think about Christopher Reeve. There was a pause as I contemplated his tragic accident, then I mentioned how awful I thought life would be if I was paralyzed. Jennifer, a young … [Read more...]

Terry the Terror Temp

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 356 – December 22 “There may be a hundred things you know about a person—all of them bad. But there may be just one thing you don’t know, which if you did know, would completely change your opinion.”—A Nigerian Christian When I was the bookkeeper at an employment agency, one of my duties was to prepare the weekly payroll for all the temporary employees the company had sent out on assignments. This was a simple task and for the most part enjoyable, as I got the pleasure of handing out paychecks to happy recipients each week. It was fun to give people money! But one temp, Terry, was an absolute terror to work … [Read more...]

Joe To Go Coffee

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 354 – December 20 “The only person who never makes a mistake is the one who never does anything.”—Theodore Roosevelt My friend, Erik, gave me a pound of Joe To Go Coffee. It was a delicious blend called “Chocolate Hazelnut.” I thoroughly enjoyed it, and when it was gone, I wanted more. So I called Erik to find out where to get some, and he offered to order a five pound bag for me. Delighted, I said, “Great!” and waited for the delivery of my yummy coffee. And waited. And waited. No coffee. Finally, I called Erik and asked what had happened. He assured me that he had ordered the coffee and the company had … [Read more...]

Storage Lockers—The Sequel

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 353 – December 19 “Isn’t it frightening how soon later comes, after you buy now?”—Earl Wilson After the “The World’s Largest Writing Workshop” at the Barnes and Noble bookstore, I wrote to Billy Mernit, thanking him for his time, his expertise, and his relaxed and friendly teaching style. I enclosed a copy of the “Storage Lockers” page and asked if he would allow me to print it and use his name. I also mentioned that if he had any changes he would like to suggest, I would be happy to make them. I was delighted to receive his charming response, in which he said he was flattered and happy to receive my story and … [Read more...]

Ownership

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 351 – December 17 “Few things are necessary to make the wise man happy while no amount of material wealth would satisfy a fool.”—Og Mandino Ownership is a myth. As we travel through this brief life, we have temporary possession of some things, that’s all. In a larger sense, we have joint ownership of many things: The air we breathe, sunshine and moonglow, a meadowlark’s song, the laughter of children playing in a park. Since we leave everything behind when we die, what’s all the fuss about ownership? What matters is usage and enjoyment. A Vincent Van Gogh painting was once auctioned for about ninety million … [Read more...]