Monday, January 27, 2014

Pulling yourself up

I am feeling kind of sad today.  Something happened to me today to make me realize and remember how very hard it is on people who lose, and as a result, have very little money!  Not only do you lose your dignity, you lose your confidence and you lose the confidence that other's once had in you.  That does something to a person!  It is a pivotal point in ones life and there are many different directions a person can take.

When you find yourself down and out financially, a certain panic can arise and creep in.  How you handle that panic will make all the difference in your recovery.  You may reach for something, anything to numb the pain.  It could be food, it could be drugs, it could be gambling or it could be depression.  All of these things will leave scars on your life.

Try and remember as you go through this tragedy that life won't always be like this.  This pain you feel will not always be there.  There is a higher power that will help you get through this.  Use this time to better yourself and change your attitude about life.  You might feel that the only way your life will get better is if you somehow "get more money"!  But the truth is that life will get better when your "attitude" about money and the role it plays in your life changes.

If you are reading this and you are knee deep into financial problems right now, I know how hard this is to hear.  I know that the fear you feel over the state of money in your life can take over your life and make you do things that you never thought you would do.  But, believe me, someday your situation will turn around and you will have to live with the decisions you made at the beginning of this process.  Keep your integrity intact and make sure that you can look in the mirror and like the person looking back at you.  Try not to fall victim to taking or using money in a bad way.  The temptations are all around you to make a decision to wallow in this, but choose the higher ground.