My late husband, Carl Edwards, was frugal with his money and his belongings. He tried to make them last as long as he could. Probably because he was so poor when he was little. If he couldn’t get it to last, he didn’t have it. He told me at lunch time at school, he would eat slowly to savor every bite.
After he died, I was going through his things and found an old wallet. The one he used before he bought a new one last year. I opened all compartments to make sure there wasn’t anything in it. What to my wondering eyes should appear, but Duck tape duly stuck to the change pocket on his wallet. I laughed and laughed. Duck tape to the rescue!
Seeing that reminded me that the last couple of years he did something that made me cringe. He used Duck tape on his boo-boos to make it stick better and last longer.
One time he asked me to put Duck tape on a scrape he couldn’t reach.
I said, “Carl, doesn’t it hurt when you pull it off. Like pull your skin and yank your hairs off.”
He said, “No. I’m tired of the bandages coming off. They don’t stick.”
So, I cringed and put Duck tape on his boo-boo.
Duck tape to the rescue!
Remembering this made me smile. It reminded me of his overall good attitude about trying to make everything last a little longer and I laughed.
So my wish for you is that you always have duck tape to keep things you treasure lasting a little longer and that if you choose, although it may make me cringe, that you have the bandage you like for your boo-boos, even if it’s Duck tape.
I’d love to hear your stories about making things last and about uses of Duck tape.
“I am so happy and grateful now that money comes to me in incredible quantities from multiple sources on a continuing basis…Bob Proctor” by Joan Y. Edwards
My late husband, Carl Lansdale Edwards, was poor as a child. He was always worried about money until…
When he saw the movie, The Secret and read “You Were Born Rich” by Bob Proctor. Bob Proctor told the story about how he was poor and then a man shared with him that he should put these words on a sheet of paper and carry it around with him and read it over and over out loud every day. Then he became the owner of a world wide business. He tried to figure out what had happened to change his life from being penniless to having loads of money. The only difference between his poor times and his rich times was his belief in these words. His friends made fun of him saying this out loud. So he hid in a closet to say them.
Carl wrote these words on a slip of paper and put it in his wallet. I discovered this when I went through his wallet after he died. He also wrote it in a little notebook he carried with him.
“I am so happy and grateful (now) that money comes to me in incredible quantities from multiple sources on a continuing basis.” (Carl didn’t use the word now, but Bob Proctor did.)
Carl may have said these words out loud more than a few times. I heard him reading his notes out loud about different things. But I do know that the watched the movie, The Secret and read Bob Proctor’s books and believed God’s words: Ask and you shall receive. Believe and it will be granted to you.
My point is that it made a difference for him. He no longer worried about his money. We met a financial man who helped him find safe places to invest his money at retirement. He had money coming to him each month for living expenses.
Try it. It may take more than a few months to see a difference, but it will make a difference if you believe it.
Bob Proctor said the first few times he repeated the words, he didn’t believe it. Then the more he said it out loud, the more he began to believe it.
I didn’t use those same words, but I put positive affirmation statements about money on my file cabinet. They worked, too.
Don’t focus on what you don’t have. Don’t focus on what you don’t want.
Focus on what feels good. Focus on things for which you are thankful and for which you want more. Focus on words that stand for what you want.
Focus and keep your mind on what you want. Your focus and your attention is the key. Believe you are going to get it. What you focus on is what you are going to get. I realize that is easier said than done. You and I are human. We are not perfect.
The more you say something, the more you believe it. The mind is a powerful instrument. God, our creator, is gracious and kind.
So here is something to try.
“I am so happy and grateful now that money comes to me in incredible quantities from multiple sources on a continuing basis.”
Write these words on a sheet of paper, cut it out and put it in your wallet. Post another copy on your mirror in the bathroom. Post one on the sun visor in your car. Post one where you’ll see it every day. Read these words aloud or read them to yourself. Sound excited and like you believe it.
Below is a link to a pdf file with these words on it so you can sign your name, snip and put in your wallet, and put in places where you can see it and say it out loud often. Your belief is the key.
I can’t promise you loads of money. I do believe it will make a difference in your thinking. Your beliefs make paths for you in life. Anything that helps you and me look on the bright side of life is a good thing. It radiates good feelings through your whole body and your whole mind and creates a more healthy you. It opens your mind to new opportunities.
You can also try it with different words than money. Please let me know what you think and if you plan to try it now.
Positive Thinking Resources that help you think in abundance.
Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do by Robert H. Schuler
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind Joseph Murphy and Ian McMahon
Awaken the Giant Within Anthony Robbins:
New Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, MD, edited and updated by Dan S. Kennedy and the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, Inc.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Quantum Success by Sandra Anne Taylor
Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin using ideas of Lester Levinson
“Strangest Secret,” Text from Earl Nightingale’s Million Seller Recording
You Were Born Rich by Bob Proctor
Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles (This is the book the movie The Secret talks about that contains the secret to getting what you want – excitement, vision of completion, focus equals attraction)