Good Morning Sons & Daughters of Perdition,
An old axiom says, “There’s a time and place for everything.” Unfortunately I’ve never found the time or place for my pay-off. That said I do believe something ‘unique’ is headed my way. I can’t tell you if it’s good or evil, right or wrong, or even if it has a purpose, but its coming. I don’t fear it nor do I look forward to it with anticipation. It’s just coming. Looming large whatever it is will no doubt be holding a briefcase. It will either be a load of cash or a summons to visit with a grand jury. I prefer the former but expect the later. Is that wrong?
The sad but all too real part of this is the fact it will cost money! Being a little restricted cash flow wise these things most always put a dent in my struggle to stash money away. I think its best described as “one step forward, two steps back.” That said it’s not always the fucking cloud above my head! Sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised when I’m rewarded in unexpected ways. While not as prevalent as bad news, good news happens just enough that it gives me hope. But as a wise man once said, “don’t let hope overcome reason.”
So in the meantime I keep my head down, worship in my own way, and utter silent prayers (thanks Margo) in the hopes of getting a fair deal. Some of you are mumbling under your breath that the above is first degree hypocrisy! I’m hip. It’s more or less my own ‘Pantheon’ for just in case. I even consulted a Rabi. Look don’t read too much into this as there is no way to prepare, you just have to roll with it; pleasant or unpleasant.
A few years back Rhonda Byrne wrote a book called “The Secret.” I was forced to watch the video as part of my training to sell steel buildings. Essentially the author explains we bring both good and bad upon ourselves as a result of our ‘real’ expectations. Of course all wealthy people understand ‘the secret’ while we poor schleps struggle just to stay employed. Ironically I only lasted about a week when I realized the ‘fresh’ leads I was calling had been recycled many times over and were beating these good people to death! I also found it funny that in spite of “The Secret” the business went under shortly after my departure so I assume they expected that. Byrne tells us if our goals involve fabulous wealth we in turn should ‘expect’ and be prepared for it, and if we are, the fortune will arrive. Shit I’ve been expecting to hit it big for 30 plus years….still waiting…
The problem with expectations is if you tumble off Maslow’s pyramid enough times one tends to become cynical if not all together suspicious putting a chink in our blind faith. I’m not sure I’m capable of that level of faith. Instead of simply fully believing, I’m predisposed to poke holes and ridicule which according to Byrne will NOT bring me the treasure! I bought a Powerball ticket though, just in case.
I’ll keep you posted.