My initial title for this blog was going to be “Jack of All Trades, Master of None!” The blog was going to be a direct jab at my good Judy in Maryland… He thinks he knows every single thing… I am sure you all know people like this— (You may quite possibly be reading the blog of an individual who thinks SHE knows everything!)
Anyway, my good Judy and I had a full and complete curse session via text earlier today. It even got so deep, I had to just dial him up—I didn’t care that he was at work—-which he was. He needed to receive those curse words directly from my mouth to his ears! What would be so serious to evoke such an altercation you may ask???………………
He thinks he is the “everything guru”… especially guru of health and fitness. I could really slap him but again he is miles and miles away.
So as I began to type, I clicked “last” on my remote control. I had begun watching an episode of “Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday” last night but had fallen asleep….It was an old episode. But now, I was wide awake and aroused by the message. Oprah said, “We swim in a culture of what there isn’t enough of all the time!”
Lynne Twist—(The show’s guest)—then said something so powerful …“We all feel like we are living in a deficit relationship with ourselves. We have to have more of this and more of that.”
Last week, as I sat in my home ordering some things for my son on Amazon.com, I started shopping for myself and before I knew it I had racked up a bill to the tune of 600+ dollars… No problem… I wanted my stuff ASAP! I even signed up for Amazon Prime so I could receive my things faster—within 2 days.
Unfortunately that wasn’t applied to my account and it was going to be at least a week before I received my merchandise. Later I learned that instead of cancelling my “Audible” account, as requested, the Amazon rep (I called that day) had actually cancelled my Prime account, so that explained the shipping delay.
My anger eventually settled and I decided to just look forward to my packages arriving. This morning I randomly decided to check the status of the shipment — my entire shipment had been cancelled by a rep at Amazon! I never received an email or anything. Talk about mad… I was ready to curse, fuss, fight, whatever…
Why though? Why was I placing so much value in money and things that I was completely willing to demean another human being?
A classic example of demeaning another human being (in regards to money/things) is calling someone “Poor!” For centuries the word “POOR” has been used as a whole and definite description of a person rather than a description of a person’s circumstances…
Yes, I was mad because I wanted my stuff, but at the end of the day… It’s all just stuff!!!
“When you let go of trying to get more of what you don’t need, you free up oceans of energy to focus on the things you actually already have!”-Lynne Twist
As I end this blog (while drinking a glass of Skinny Girl California Red—excuse any typos), here are some Lessons I learned today…
• “Massive accumulation”-people accumulate more than they actually need out of fear that one day there may not have enough.
• “What you appreciate, appreciates!”
• “If you want to know where your priorities lie, look at your checkbook / credit card!”
And last but #1 on my list of lessons…
• My Good Judy knows absolutely nothing about meal prep!!!