Holiday Cash Boost
By V.Ninet'te Wheatley
What do you do when a former associate you haven't seen in a while stops by your home and confides in you that they have no money to celebrate the holiday?
I listened to her every word with full concern in my heart. My first thought was "I'll help her out with some cash."
The thought twisted within me. I knew that giving her a little financial relief was no true answer to her situation.
I had to analyze the bigger picture. She had informed me that there had been a lay-off, at the worst time. It had been over two weeks with no other employer committing to hire her.
So, I made the decision, that it was not in her best interest to give her cash. The old adage, "Give a man(sic) a fish..." stood out in my mind.
I have in the past known the harshness of finding my financial situation extremely uncomfortable. I sat across from her and allowed the images to roam freely in my mind of how I felt when I had experienced a similar situation. How had I survived when my options seemed limited?
I had made it through the lean times. I hadn't received any cash loans or financial assistance from anyone.
I was forced to put on new spectacles to look beyond my temporary situation. I discovered real-life money windows that I had never allowed myself to see before, all around me.
I learned how to move from what could have ruined me spiritually...totally. I saw a real-life way legally to get money and I did it in less than 24 hours. I, then, learned more during that period by asking every friend, sibling and associate I knew at that time, how they made money when they desperately needed it within their normal environment without it being dependent on having a job.
I took the knowledge shared with me and used it to inject quickly more and more streams of money into my life within days. I didn't need to use all the real-life methods shared with me, but I felt comfortable knowing all of them.
I shared everything that I had learned in my lean times with this former associate. I didn't give her cash for a quick fix. I shared all my knowledge that had seen me through my lean times.
I'm happy to share with you that she called me three days later to say, "Thank you." She filled me in on what she had done and told me that by using only one of the real-life methods, she had in her pocket at that moment $173.00 in cash.
She was elated as we talked on the phone. She announced that she would definitely have at least five-hundred dollars for holiday shopping. She thanked me repeatedly.
It was right before we ended our conversation that she asked me, "Why do you keep that information to yourself?... People like I was could use stuff that works in life."
I didn't answer her question. I said, "goodbye" and just felt happy that everything had worked out for her.
It wasn't until days later, especially, after hearing about a major corporation closing plants and in fact putting hundreds of thousands of people out of work. That information upset me. I decided that day to share what I had gained from real world experiences of how to make money when it was badly needed.
I 'm glad that I was able to help my former associate. She doesn't know it, but her last question to me helped me to realize what was the point in having knowledge, that just because I no longer had to fall back on it, didn't mean others couldn't benefit from it.
So, in my belief that we are all a piece of the puzzle, it's only fair and caring to be willing to share knowledge that relieves anyone else's despair.
If anyone is committed to knowing real-life methods that they can use in the real world to make money without jumping through any hoops this is information that works. So, if it's a Holiday Cash Boost one needs, it can be found within this information but realize the information is valuable for your lifetime.
Copyright, 2005 V.Ninet'te Wheatley
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