Yesterday … today … and … tomorrow, I am going to hear about rising prices! …from a news story, a friend, a salesman, social media and other surprise places.
This morning, I thought it interesting to remember statistics are compared to past timelines. Prices are at an all time high! What will I do? I’m responsible for others! …. I need to remember prices are simply compared to previous prices. It is like calling me back to times long ago. I am aware of the fear impact tapes now running through my head. I like sharing my past stories, but I don’t want to go back.
I feel alerted to take notice though! …to worry! …to plan! …to feel helpless! …to doubt my great heroic self!
But take a look at a bigger picture. Prices have always risen. It doesn’t matter who in the government, neighborhood, family is in charge.
What if I lived with the reality of prices rising? How would this acceptance change my attitude?
With age can come wisdom! Prices increase, taxes increase, and salaries increase. I feel a need to stop listening to empty threats of doom, and listen to my heart.
When I can memorialize times I met my financial needs, … when I had food on the table, I lessen my focus on concern.
The main thought for me is this: I wish to balance what I hear and read with quiet moments of listening to my inner assurance of love.