Day 30 of #100daysoflovingmoney
"Money is like you and me, it is attracted to Respect and Appreciation"
The messages I keep receiving over the last week is APPRECIATION. I keep reading things and hearing things and remembering things all around looking at what I presently have and appreciating the heck out of it. My first thought was not loose change, it was the "fun money" I had in my wallet, it was the ability to pay my bills, it was the fact that I could go to the grocery store and not sweat to buy stuff we wanted. I'll be honest as great as those things were --they were not pulling on the ol' heartstrings like I was hoping. Maybe too many years of taking that stuff for granted.
It really came together for me today honestly. During this Action challenge I have to "give away" money I gave my son $0.55, in which he said thanks and left it on the table for 2 days and forgot all about it. So I sat there and scooped it up into my change jar. We have had a change jar for as long as I can remember and when it fills up I take it to the bank. This typically yields me $75-$100 easily within a few months time of not really even thinking about it. Any loose change we have or find goes into that jar. I don't think I thought much about that jar until THAT MOMENT !!
I knew THIS is where my appreciation was going to start and actually it DID bring me way more joy to think of the power of loose change than I thought it would. Want to hear another cool story about the power of loose change?? I thought so.
Just recently my daughter was collecting for Leukemia, for her school--they had a contest to see who could collect the most. So she went around and started asking for change. In 1 Day --1 DAY !!!! She collected $140 with loose change from people. That was my first inkling into the power of change. Think about all the lemonades stands we had as kids and the power and prestige of those quarters rolling in. I mean a few hours selling lemonade could fund that new toy you had your eye on ! If I was going to start REALLY appreciating my money and what I already had available to me --I wanted to start here--with loose change:
I am going to keep my change from laying around being disrespected and put it up to be valued
I am going to pick up change on the street and be super grateful it found me
I am going to honor every penny just as much as I would a $20 bill
I am going to give change away as a token to how much I honor its place in my life
Here is how Marie Forelo found her respect for change on the street !
Marie and I must be on the same wave length because keeping my bills as she referred to it as tight and right is something I have done for years too !! Mine came from working in Fast Food and when we had to get the money ready to send to the bank it always had to be facing the same direction, organized by denominations and nice and flat. You have NO IDEA what lifelong skills you will pick up from your first few jobs !!
So as I finish this up --my goal is to go around my house and find loose change. I have never been this excited in to crawl around my house to look for tiny things. I am a little afraid of what else I may find though !!!
Holistic Coach her recently decided to take herself on a 100 Day self made Challenge to Bust through the Limiting Beliefs around money and how it holding her back.
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Educator on the connection of mind and body, Hippie at Heart, mother of 4, Living in the MIdwest --changing to change the world one idea at a time !