I love you.
It took me over 40 years to finally be able to say it out loud without feeling guilty and having an ulterior motive. Literally, all of my life I have been told that loving you is a sin. The problem was that no one taught me how to love you the right way.
I thought I loved you; butm now I realize that I just loved what I could get from you. I never took the time to learn you. Yes, I abused you when I had you and PAID the price as well as endured the consequences when you left me.
I can’t really blame you for leaving me like you did. My arrogance in believing that you wouldn’t … couldn’t leave me made me disrespect and take you granted. It was when you left me, completely and abruptly, that I really realized what I had, could have had and lost in you.
After taking the time to acknowledge and admit the errs of my ways, I promise to treat you with respect. You are a gift from God, so I will spend more time learning about you.
You were there when unexpected financial emergencies arose. God gave me you and you fed, clothed and provided shelter to my family.
So, now I am excited about our future together. I want more of you. I want to share you with my family, friends and those that need you the most.
It’s selfish of me to keep you all to myself; that’s why I give the first and best parts of you to the Creator that sent you to me. I also keep a special portion of you for myself before I share you with the world who tries take all of you from me.
Not sure if you noticed, but I am now extremely apprehensive to give you all away. I’ve just decided to manage our financial relationship better so I can keep more of you to myself.
I want more of you.
I deserve to enjoy you. I deserve the security that you offer. I deserve the lifestyle you can produce. I deserve the nice things you can get. But most importantly, I deserve the peace of mind of knowing that you are there when and where I need you.
“Like the air I breathe, Money comes to me … abundantly and effortlessly.” – Law of Attraction Affirmation
I have to do right by you.
You are very sensitive, Money. So I will be more mindful of what I think and say about you, and especially what I do for and with you.
“Money can’t save you if you won’t save it first.”
Money, I appreciate you giving me another chance. But, even though I am going to work harder to do better, please forgive me if I make more money mistakes in the future.
I’m so excited!
I get so excited when I share your complexities like compound interest, return on investment and credit. I love sharing the security of your long-term financial commitments like investing, college and retirement savings.
I won’t just nickel and dime our time together. Rather, I look forward to receiving you by all of your names: Washington ($1), Lincoln ($5), Hamilton ($10), Jackson ($20), Grant ($50), and of course your most famous name, Benjamin (Franklin – $100).
Let’s be clear…
Anything in excess is a sin. Therefore my love for you is no longer based on lust, greed, envy or laziness. My love for you is now and will always be based on Respect. Respect of your power and reverence of the One who gave you to me.
So, thank you Money for being patient with me and coming back to me. I look forward to a long, abundant, opulent and healthy relationship and life with you.
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