WHAT IF …

What if …
You could have all the money in the world!
What if …
You could have all the love in the world!
What if …
You could have all the friends in the world.
First, don’t wish. You have to first take control of your life. People wish for circumstances, but circumstances are none of your business. You have to accept circumstances, and deal with how you are going to react to them.
The victims of the recent storm Sandy WISH they were completely recovered. In fact, many are still without power. Many still face a mess to clean up. Also, as news reports indicate, the storm is creating an unusually high demand for used cars, because the storm damaged so many people’s cars beyond repair. The price of used cars will climb nationwide as a result. The silver lining here is that some people who may have had their eye on a used car may now decide to buy new.
Another silver lining: millions of charitable donations are coming in to help the victims. They will be forever grateful.
Tempers have flared a bit as power is slow to be restored. News reports indicate that offers to help from non-union power crews from other states have been declined. No one knows how much more quickly power would be restored if certain work rules were not in place.
Still, most in the affected area will eventually recover and prosper. Why? Because they are resilient. What happened to them was anticipated, yet unstoppable. Preparations may have been better in hindsight, but no one really knew how much damage there was going to be.
All the money in the world, all the love in the world and all the friends in the world could not stop the storm. Yet they, combined, will make recovery more bearable.
Since all the money in the world could not have stopped the storm, what good is it? Having money for money’s sake is useless. But money can help you do things that you might not otherwise do. All the money in the world won’t bring power back to you sooner, if you are still out from the storm. But it will allow you to help your affected friends and neighbors who are not as lucky as you are.
During such a tragedy, we see acts of cruelty and kindness. Those with money can be cruel or kind. If you are among them, you have a choice. Choose wisely. Choose the latter.
If you don’t have a lot of money, and would like to have the freedom money can give you, visit www.bign.com/pbilodeau. You’ll learn how to achieve financial freedom, and you’ll hear many more stories of kindness than cruelty.
If you are stuck in the storm’s aftermath in the cold and dark, take heart that this, too, will pass. You may have to get a new car. You may have to get a new house. But if you are still alive, take solace that it could have been much worse. It was for some who live near you.
It’s natural to be angry, but anger wastes energy. Channel that energy into helping others as best you can. Even if you don’t think you are able to help others, you have more ability to help than you think. Do what you can.
Strive for amassing all the love and real friends that you can. If you are successful, to quote Team National founder Dick Loehr, eventually, the money will chase you down.
Peter

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