Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Who says you can't be filthy, stinking nice and rich at the same time?
I have decided to become rich. From now on, when I make a major decision (and probably some of the smaller ones) I will be asking myself, "Is this how rich people live?"
To this end, I have begun with my house. I cleaned. And I don't mean, ' I ran a duster over the surfaces, picked up the stuff from the floor and ran the dishwasher.' No. I SHOVELLED out my house. You think I'm exaggerating? I'm on a public computer, so I can't put on pictures. but let's just say that if I had an allergy to dust, I'd be hospitalized right now. In fact if my house were a person this would be the before picture:
and this would be the after:
I have never subscribed to the theory that money is the root of all evil. I think that's total bull-pucky. I'm not even sure I totally buy the notion that the love of money is the root of all evil. I think the root of all evil is the demand to be given that which you have not earned. Really think about that for a moment. Love, honor, respect, wealth, accolade, position, power.....all of these things require you to BECOME something greater. So I am have decided to undertake the process of that becoming. Anybody wanna join me?
While we all may have different ways of remembering, let us ALWAYS remember.....
Our rights are our rights because someone fought for them, died for them. They continue to be our rights for the same reason. Don't render those sacrifices worthless by giving them away in the face of fear or difficulty. Do not make the mistake of thinking they will always be yours if you are unwilling to live by the principles in which they are grounded.
God Bless America!