Tidings of Comfort, Joy and Peace

December 4, 2009

Today I’ve been stumbling upon money news, most not uplifting but definitely food for thought. The news:

  • Did you know that, according to Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, the American Middle Class is being squeezed so badly it may disappear? And she’s just talking about intact middle class families, so what does that mean for single parents? More info …
  • Did you know that women entrepreneurs, who account for more than half of all small business owners, earn an average of $27,000 a year? Or that while we contribute $3 trillion annually to the economy, 87.5% us us account for only 17% of the earnings. Read about it…
  • Since I’m a single mom, and an entrepreneur, the news was enough to make me pick up my tattered, decade old book of comfort Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnech.

    When I was facing my decision “to be, or not to be” married anymore, which I also saw as “to have, or not to have” a priviledged lifestyle for my daughters and me, this book helped me put it all in perspective. So, as my holiday gift to you, from now until Christmas I will share a nugget of wisdom daily, drawing on the Simple Abundance path.

    Today’s gift, wrapped in heartstrings, is:

    When I surrendered my desire for security and sought serenity instead, I looked at my life with open eyes … “No trumphets sound when important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.” —Agnes de Mille. — excerpted from Simple Abundance

    What do you think?

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