Ok, so day #1 of my menu plan didn't go off as expected. Dh's grandma was taken to the hospital so I went up there directly after work and we ate in the hospital cafeteria. Dh's dad paid, so it was taken care of. His grandma has a UTI and she aspirated into her lungs which could cause pnuemonia. She has dementia which worsened when dh's grandpa died a year and a half ago. She also happens to be in the same nursing home my sister works in, so she can keep an eye on her.
You lose the very life you seek when you wallow in stupid luxuries. You donít need nine-tenths of the things you scramble for. Donít be afraid to have nothing. Happiness is not what you have, but who you are. You are already who you need to be.
"Do yourself a favor and master the art of money. Treat it as an honored guest in your life, one who will quickly flee if you do not treat her well, but one who will stay and enrich your life beyond measure if you treat her with care and respect."
-Philip E. Humbert
Updated 08-01-2008 at 08:16 PM by C@rol
I have watched people with vast amounts of money who would not give away a nickel out of fear that they would be made poor, and poor people who always seemed to have enough to share with others.
I have seen the gracious rich, the criminal poor, the hustler, and the saint. All of them have one thing in common: The way they deal with money is a result of how they think about money, not of how much money they have.
So today, in the guise of "buying stuff for my youth program at work", a colleague and I went to Michael's Craft Store...
First came Stage 1, Awe: for someone like myself, who loves crafting and tries to give handmade gifts, Michael's is like a place of worship. I was speechless with shopper's gratitude that such a place could exist.
After Awe came Stage 2, Excitement: look at all the pretty, pretty things!! Think of all the possibilities that exist with