Much like many of you, I suppose, you have grown up hearing at one time or another, “do the work you love and the money will come.” Or “create it by thinking it.” That kind of stuff. You know what I mean. The mind over matter things that we need to focus on to create in our lives.
I do believe that thought is creative. I do believe that we create what we think but by sitting around thinking about it doesn’t necessarily cause it to poof into our homes. Not thinking about it doesn’t help either, thinking vs. non-thinking is much more beneficial. But actions …. ahhh, there is a word – actions.
For example, if I at the very least write down my daily goals/plans (which I manage to do about once a month) I find it almost magical how those things get done. I don’t know if they end up being the proverbial seeds that get planted and my subconscious is the sun that shines on them. All I know is that it works incredibly well. I fight the process of writing them down, and then when I do – voila, or some such alchemy boils around my outer energy levels and things get done.
I also find that pushing that first domino can have a tremendous amount of impact on what happens in the next few weeks. I pushed the domino to get the job I have teaching as an adjunct professor, and even without the completely completed thesis (soon though), I’m teaching two classes at the local tech college. I pushed a domino this week, and I am meeting with the head of the honors program to create an honors history class on the Holocaust, my passionate subject.
I have also been pushing the domino – gently – when it comes to my money. I know that I have enough to do what I need. I just don’t like to know how much I have. So what I have been doing is giving a little each week to the Harvest Hope Food Bank. I truly can’t imagine having hungry children at night. I remember some rather rough times in my life, but real hunger has never been one of them. There was always some food to satisfy the cravings. At Harvest Hope, $15.00 feeds a family for one week, $30.00 feeds two. How can they possibly do that? But that isn’t my dilemma, that is theirs. And the marketing states that .98 of every dollar goes to the hungry. That’s important to me. I like helping people have jobs, but I want stomachs fed first.
Yesterday as I was standing in line at the pharmacy, it occurred to me that is where the next revolution will break out. Choice between drugs and food should be no choice at all. I digress.
I think I have more money when I give some away. I’m going to keep doing that. I hope some of you will join me. $15.00 for one week. That’s lunch for me some days.