This has been an interesting month. I often read Mollie Player’s blog about affirmations. I have proofed one of her books twice. Buy one and read it. She has an interesting way of looking at things; kinda like me, only different (that statement always looks weird when I read it).
One of her basic premises, and I share it, too, is that we get what we affirm. I test that, in my own little way, each month. It’s not really a test; it’s a putting into practice. On the 1st of each month, I choose an amount that I am comfortable with and affirm that I will have that extra to spend by the 1st of the next month. I began with $50 for the first 2-3 months. Each month, that amount or a little more would come to me. I did $100 one month and, though it took 3-4 different sources, I received that amount.
On the first or so of September of this year, I decided to try $150. I realized yesterday that we were about 3/4 of the way through the month and I did not think I had received any! I did not panic; I simply thought, “Okay, you are just not supposed to worry about it and let it happen.” Later that day my Mom stopped into the house and while we were talking she said, “Here’s $20 just so you will have some.” Then she remembered about me doing laundry and gave me 8 quarters. I thought, “Well, there’s $22 of my $150.” Then it hit me and I started checking into things.
I receive my check for disability once a month on the fourth Wednesday of the month. This was Tuesday, the day before. I realized that I had bought gas for the car yesterday when I normally have used up my allotment for the month. Then I realized I had gone to Walmart for groceries and I had $13 in my pocket I don’t normally have at this time of the month. That worked out this way:
$20 Mom + $2 Quarters + $22 Gas + $33 Groceries = $77 Now, I was a bit excited. I was almost 1/2 way there. See, having the money because you did not have to spend it is the same as having it extra. I went to the computer and brought up my spreadsheet for my budget. There had been 3 bills that, due to summer and the nice weather, had been lower this month and I did not get someone to clean the house a second time ($40 Cleaning). I added up what was left for the month in my budget and the total of all of it was $167!!! I thought that an odd amount. But, tonight, Tuesday, I took my Sis out for her birthday (I had forgotten I had budgeted for that) and it was about $17 which brought the total down to, YEP!, $150.
Remember the head honcho on the old show “A-Team” when he would always say, “I love it when a plan comes together”? – Well, so do I.