Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 361 – December 27 “Like buried treasures, the outposts of the Universe have beckoned to the adventurous from immemorial times.”—George Ellery Hale I grew up reading science fiction. I love the explorations of authors who expand reality to other planets, universes, dimensions, times. So much of what we take for granted in our everyday lives had its precursor in sci-fi: the radio, television, microwaves, space travel. What man can imagine, he usually later invents. For countless centuries, people were ruled by the suspicion that many things were impossible or unknowable. Now, we live in an age where … [Read more...]

We Are Not Alone

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 360 – December 26 “Anyone can cut an apple open and count the number of seeds. But who can look at a single seed and count the trees and the apples?”—Dottie Walters I smile to myself as I write the title of this page. “Hmm,” I wonder, “Will the reader think I am saying we are not alone in the universe, that flying saucers and little green Martians abound, that I am a UFOer?” I will tell you, I have not ruled it out. I have a picture of “several hundred galaxies never before seen” as captured by the Hubble telescope. There are approximately one hundred billion stars in one galaxy—and then this new … [Read more...]

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, … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]