Staying on the Upside: Drowning in Bills

Smile anyway.

My income bracket has been an ongoing roller coaster ride for most of my life; I’ve gone from being a broke student to making six-figures then, completed the circle by raking in nothing, at all. No matter the season of my monetary climate, I make sure to have a good time with what I have or have not.

It’s cool to earn survivor credibility by knowing how to make a dollar stretch. I especially love when creative people find ways to make money to hold themselves over for a day or so, as they embrace their moment of glory to be able to by a loaf of bread or even a six-pack of beer.

SHOUT~OUTs go to my fellow musicians who busk in the subway, on the platform or actual train, savvy jewelry designers who find their material from things on the street, garbage and other random places… Epicureans who can find a few, simple ingredients to whip up tasty treats that people would be willing to purchase while rushing from Point-A to Point-B.

People of all walks of life can have financial setbacks.

I should be on a first-name basis with creditors who constantly call my phone number; I begin to recognize their voices, but tend to erase their messages on my answering machine before letting the introductory names sink in. DELETE!

MY CREDIT IS BEATEN TO A PULP.

Laugh anyway.

Your debt may possibly outlive you. So, why give yourself stress-induced gray hair and health problems because of unfortunate circumstances?

Live anyway.

There are plenty of things to do that don’t involve money; Walking in the sunshine, hiking through the snow, reading a free book at the library, meeting up with friends at a park or going it solo to be “one with nature.”.

Interestingly enough, no matter how close I get to drowning, my positivity keeps me afloat.

The Universe is drawn to optimism and will often provide us with unexpected rewards.

KEEP IT MOVING… things will get better.


©2012 Heidi Rodney-Nakanishi and ChocolateGeisha Spills the Sake!™

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