Friday, November 22, 2019

12 Days of Gratitude: Day Six - Money

Many of us have a love/hate relationship with money, based very much on the attitudes of our parents and other adults around us when we were children. We grow up deeply rooted in those attitudes that then become set-in-stone beliefs. There never seems to be enough, we have to scramble and sacrifice for it, and the anxiety of not having it plants us face down in the carpet – unable to see past the paralyzing fear of scarcity. Not having enough money just sucks. I’m sorry, but people who say that “Money can’t buy happiness” have never been broke. Money can buy a hell of a lot of happiness. I think more accurately; money is not a guarantee of happiness. But, what if money isn’t even the problem? What if the problem is how we feel about money? Or, what if there actually is no problem? What if money isn’t the enemy? What if money is fluid – steadily flowing in and out like the tide? What if money is our teacher and an accurate mirror of much bigger things? What if there really is enough? What if all it takes is getting up off the carpet, shaking it off, shaking things up, taking a deep breath, forgiving money for all the illusory wrongs we think it has done us, and making ourselves available to both step up and show up for all the ways and avenues that can bring money into our lives and bank accounts? Money is fun! It provides and blesses. And there really is, always, enough.

Today I am abundantly grateful for money.