It's not the end of the world.
As children we hear that from our parents.
As parents we tell it to our children.
As humans we try to say it to ourselves.
Everywhere I look I see financial failings: families that lose their homes, their vehicles, their livelihoods.
And so I fear. There is no real financial security. What if that happens to me? What if I lose my job and can't find another? What if some unforeseen expense overwhelms our ability to pay? Our home, our vehicles, our lifestyle could vanish. What if, what if, what if?
But what if all that did happen?
I would still have my love and my kids.
They would all still have me.
Libraries have free books.
The park is free to enjoy.
Internet is free all over town.
All the stuff in this house is either replaceable or storable in some relative's garage. (My brother has a really really big basement.)
It would quite literally not be the end of the world.
So being afraid is a waste of energy, a waste of time, and takes me away from the people I love.
How dumb is that?
Mid-year resolution = Don't Be Afraid