Dose of Donna
Oh the irony of money… we worry whether having too little or too much and–don’t kid yourself–when loved it is the root of all evil.
I do find it interesting that money is a frequent point of conversation. The form of such conversation is more indirect–what was given to people as a gift, what they bought, or what they are about to purchase.
Frequently the proverbial price tag is slipped into the discussion to ensure that their “richness” is conveyed. Money appears to be a security blanket, a right-of-brag, and a source of power.
But with the flip of a coin, money can disappear like the clouds or a bolt of lightning.
And so knowing that… how much weight should money really carry?
For the Dose, money has relative value. Money is a necessity to live, as there’s no free room and board. But it’s not the “be-all, end-all.”
Like people, it comes with virtual baggage and the need to be watched over. When we have less than needed (or should I say wanted?), money becomes our problem child – a source of worry or cause for despair.
Money – not good to love it, no option to leave it. That said… it’s true value in life is up to you!
Did you ever have a love-hate relationship? It’s that relationship where you love someone yet can somehow hate them at the same time. I’m currently having one of these relationships and it’s with my conscience.
My conscious is great as it guides the Dose to better behavior. It helps me stay on the straight and narrow, so to speak. I like that. Being a person who is risk averse, my conscience ensures a reduction in self-induced troubles.
In the same vein, my conscience taps me on my shoulder at times the Dose gets a bit snarly or testy with others. These are the times I hate my conscience. “Leave me alone. Don’t you know I’m only human?” is my plea.
But my conscience loves me… no hate in sight. It’s my conscience that gets the Dose corrected along the way in the path of life. You see, getting snarly and testy needs to be addressed regardless of my own nature. The Dose wants to be reminded to apologize to others when appropriate. I need correction… if honest, we all do.
Do you hear your conscience? Remember, it only whispers words of love. Listen up!
Home alone. Alone time. Being alone. What the introverts love, the extroverts dread.
As a typical extrovert, the Dose gets energized in the presence of others. Just one other person is sufficient for me. So the thought of being home alone, having alone time, or staying alone for long periods can be quite distressing.
I was once told that I “do” aloneness well. And this is true. The Dose has conquered the challenge of having more alone time than my heart’s desire. And now, quite frankly, the Dose sees the benefits of overcoming such a challenge…
Whether chosen or by default, my time alone has groomed my well-being. For the most part, this uninterrupted time has allowed me to find, develop, and strengthen myself. Basically, a metamorphosis occurred where I became good company for this party of one – me!
Whether an introvert or extrovert, being with others is a healthy part of life. And being good company for others starts with being good company for one’s own self.
Be the company others desire… including yourself!