💡 Self Care

👩‍🏫 What Her Question Taught Me ✏️

Once upon a time, I had a sociology teacher.  She seemed nice, and she probably was a very nice person.  I didn’t speak to her much, but I did listen.

When we spoke of hypothetical things such as fixing the world’s problems, she’d write in all caps WHERE’S THE MONEY GOING TO COME FROM?

I found the question strange.  I’d shrug and think “where all the other money comes from.”  People work, people sell, people make, people earn.

I’ve had money problems in the past, so it wasn’t her question that bugged me.  It was the ALL CAPS.  It gave it a definitive feel.  There’s no money– end of story.

It shut down all ideas and opportunities.  It shut down all doors.  It shut down even trying, because WHERE’S IT GOING TO COME FROM so why bother?

Is that any way to live?  Is that the right thing to expect?

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but we’ve already spoken about attitude changing everything.  And if you have an attitude of NO, is that going to get you anywhere?

Plus, it’s okay to not have it all figured out.

I am a walking miracle, the proof that God exists and provides, because I grew up in abuse.  I was on my own at 16.  In my 20’s, I suffered from alcoholism.  I’ve had it rough, yet I never gave up.

I didn’t know where all this Grace was going to come from.  But I never said NO.  And… here I am.  Happy.  Healthy.  Saved.

I mean, if you’re asking out of pure curiosity, out of a need to search for something better, to earn more, to do more… then by all means, ask where the money is going to come from.

But if you’re saying WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING TO COME FROM to shut down your own dreams, to limit yourself, to give up…

Why, darling… Why would you do that?

You don’t have to do that.

Yari 🕊️

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