Right after I posted last night, G sat me down and said,” Look. Nobody is paid what they’re worth. Nobody. Who could afford to pay either of us what we are truly worth? We are Linchpins. We don’t work for money anyway. We express ourselves authentically in the world. We never look at the “job description” and keep ourselves in line with that. We serve. We have a work ethic that says, in effect, “Do the best work you possibly can.” So don’t worry about money, Kath. Just keep doing what you are doing, because what else CAN you do?”
And she was right. And she made me feel so much better.
Right before I shut down for the night, I saw that an email had come in from my dear friend Zee with the subject line: “About Money.”
Here’s what she wrote:
Sweet friend, it really is NOT about money! For this lifetime you have been given the gift of love, of adoration, by people who value YOU and don’t put a price tag on your contributions, which are too numerous to even mention. It’s like having sponsors, benefactors…. You are the one who makes life an art, so you are the sponsored artist. Michelangelo? Embrace the gifts dear friend. You deserve them. You don’t have to earn them.
My heart broke open.
I am rich in my friends. I am rich in my relationships. I am rich beyond bank accounts and bottom lines.
How do I let myself get so turned around about all this money stuff? Sheesh.
Today we finished up my taxes and now I am ready for the accountant.
It’s all good.
It really is.