Let me tell you a little story..
Once Upon A Time, Not so long ago, I was married, & I was married for twenty years! Nineteen & a half wonderful years. Then I don't know what happened! Things did happen however that made it to where I did not want my husband in our home & around our children. I really thought... it was a stage, a phase, & it would be over soon! But, that wasn't true!
My husband wanted another kind of life other than he had been living! When I ask him to leave, after he assaulted me, he went down and took all the money, cd's, & bonds, out of the bank leaving me too raise two children with what I felt, was nothing at all! (I still had two children to take care of...and that was the only thing that was important to me).
I started working & paying the bills off. Well, (he didn't like it because I was make ends meet). On our twenty anniversary, he burnt the log home we built too the ground & started divorce proceedings.
I had no money to option a lawyer so he walked away with everything except a insurance clam that I could not collect on because Glenn Griffin was the primary suspect.
When I felt I had nothing at all, in truth, I had everything!
Always remember "Self respect is the noblest garment with which a person may clothe themselves!"
At that moment in time I was extremely discouraged, angry & a little crazy! But I stopped, looked around & said to myself (This life is the only one you're given. Look for opportunities to grow & stop be discouraged in your efforts to do so. Replace your weaknesses with positives. Take life's broken pieces & re-create your dreams! Never measure the future by the past! Let yesterday become a memory & tomorrow a promise!)
It's good to have money & the things that money can buy, but it's good to, to check up once in a while & be sure you haven't lost the things money can't buy!