Winning Through Service

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 97-April 7 “There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life—happiness, freedom and peace of mind—are always attained by giving them to someone else.”—Peyton Conway March When I was a teenager, I belonged to a Masonic organization called Rainbow Girls. We had monthly meetings, wore formals, learned rituals and deportment, but the main raison d’etre was to be of service to the community. It was a team of dolphins. We held “dime-a-dip” dinners to raise money to donate to the homeless, car washes that raised money for crippled children, quilting bees to provide … [Read more...]

Love

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 96-April 6 “Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.”—Pierre de Beaumarchais It was the “Balance and Perspective” class—the seventh in my workshop series of eight classes. I had asked everyone to bring a testimonial letter that was written to them. A testimonial letter is any letter that describes how wonderful you are in glowing, specific terms. We were going to take turns reading each other’s testimonial letters out loud. A beautiful young couple, Donna and David, created a special moment for us. Donna had written a two-page letter to David, declaring all the beautiful things she loved … [Read more...]

On Being Happy

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 95-April 5 “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”—Marcus Aurelius As human beings are creatures of endless desire and hunger for betterment, it is our nature to always want to improve ourselves and our circumstances. This can be a positive force, motivating us onward to greater glorious goods for ourselves and for others. However, one can become lost in the constant search and craving for the next best thing, so trapped in future imaginings that we discount and ignore the accomplishments of the past evidenced in our present. The art of … [Read more...]

It’s a Wonderful Life!

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 94-April 4 “I’d been busy, busy, so busy, preparing for life, while life floated by me, quiet and swift as a regatta.”—Lorene Cary We’re only in this life for a short time. And none of us knows just how brief it will be. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our busy panoply of obligations that we forget to live. I was working on the program committee of a women’s business organization with a woman named Joan. Joan, the Program Chair, had her own consulting business and worked hard, long hours. She was very responsible, did every task to perfection—and thus had trouble delegating work to others or … [Read more...]

Another Bad Habit Bites the Dust

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 91-April 1 “He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.”—Samuel Butler I was in the middle of a hand of poker, when the woman tapped me on the shoulder. “Your friend isn’t feeling well,” she said. “She’s sitting in the women’s room and wants to see you.” Concerned, I got up immediately and rushed to the women’s room. Shelley looked awful. She was pale and sagging in the chair. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “I don’t know,” she replied. “I have a burning sensation across my chest.” “Okay,” I said, “Let’s go.” I gathered up … [Read more...]