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I'm Still Standin'

November 28th, 2006 at 05:38 pm

Well, in case you don't recognize it, the title of my blog is from an Elton John song. It seems like everything that initially starts to go wrong eventually turns out right. Sound weird? You see, my husband and I have been trying something new with our finances and our life in general lately. My husband was referred by a blog friend to a website called The Secret. The Secret is about using positive thinking and feeling in all areas of your life. The theory is that what you focus on, whether it is that you don't have enough money, you can't make your mortgage, or you are sick, gets bigger. So, if you focus energy and thought on not having enough money, you will continue to not have money.

Last Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, my husband and I were on our way to my mother's for Thanksgiving dinner. He had been chatting back and forth with his daughter on his cell phone. Suddenly, we get a call from his ex-wife who was heading in the opposite direction on the same highway. She was out of gas and asked if we could help. We were only about 1 mile away and stopped to get her and take her to a gas station. While they were inside getting the gas can, my stepdaughter stayed in the truck, they were talking to the guy inside the store who commented that it was good she ran into a good samaritan. Then, she told him that the good samaritan was her ex-husband. They said he was pretty surprised by that.

On our way back from my mother's house on Saturday, we started hearing a funny noise from the back left part of the truck. I thought it sounded like a tire going bad, but my husband said it would be fine. When we stopped at a rest stop, it was apparent that we had to replace the tire immediately, as the rubber was starting to separate. It took awhile to find some place that was open and could sell us a new tire and install it. This was, of course, an unexpected expense, something I am trying to create a solution for by funding a short term savings account, but I haven't quite got it worked out yet.

The point of my little story here is that we didn't stop thinking positively and put all of our energy and thought into it turning out right.

The unfortunate thing I found out about recently is that the 0% interest for 12 months credit card I applied for was not approved. I have to focus my energy on increasing my in flow of money. The great thing is that I have more medical bills paid off. Woo-Hoo!

2 Responses to “I'm Still Standin'”

  1. kashi Says:

    I watched that DVD recently. I'm trying to work it into my life. I've got to create a dream board!

  2. eunkyungsuh Says:

    This idea reminds me of the book "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. It's cool to think that there is truly power behind optimism. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I used to live in the midwest....

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