I was discouraged. Sitting in my chair, at my desk surrounded by unfinished projects in the den that served as my home office.
My wife appeared at the door. Her glance reminded me that groceries were almost gone.
However, I sat motionless at my desk, mind struggling with a problem and I couldn’t find a solution. I was so engrossed in the problem that I couldn’t hear the sounds of my busy household until her familiar voice shook me from the daze. I turned and looked into the smiling face of my bride, “I need a hundred dollars to buy groceries this month.”
I responded miserably, “Babe, I wish I had a hundred dollars to give you. But I don’t even have a dollar. A hundred seems like a fortune.”
She exclaimed, “What?!? You don’t have a dollar in your wallet…then why are you sitting like a statue at your desk?!? Complete the projects and collect your fees from your wealthy clients? How else can you provide for our family? This isn’t like you, Chris! Where is your enthusiasm? What’s bothering you?”
I grumbled, “I had a dream. I was a wealthy man. My wallet was bulging with cash. I gave money to charity and anyone who asked. I bought you and the kids fine clothes with cash, we traveled around the world and whatever I desired, I bought for myself. My financial accounts made me feel secure for the future and I was unafraid to spend money. I felt content! You wouldn’t have recognized me as your hard-working husband. You wouldn’t have recognized yourself, sweetheart. Your body was free from stress and your face shined with happiness. You were the smiling young woman from our early married days.”
Gayle said, “That's a wonderful dream. So, why do you sit like a statue at your desk?”
Shaking my head in bewilderment, I said, “I awoke up. It was merely a dream. I looked into my wallet and it was empty. A feeling of despair swept over me.”
My mentor said, “Money is the medium that makes it possible to afford the best this Earth supplies. Money is abundant for people who understand how to apply the principles governing its acquisition and management. Prosperity principles haven’t changed in ten thousand years.”
Chris Bryant is an American financial advisor.