Real Story Of The Week...
"With the help of your program, I am starting to see the pieces that I have been missing all along."
By Claire Barnette - October 15, 2012
"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony."~ William Henry Channing
Dear E.R. and Kent...
I work in a call center for a non-profit organization. It is not a fancy job; I do not have a fancy pay cheque, or a company expense account to bill the program to.
For me, to take the money to buy your program was a huge gamble, as the cost of the program is more than a week's salary to me.
When I hit the order button to get the program, I remember I actually held my breath because it felt like I was walking myself off a gangplank, and that button was my step off into the unknown.
I have not even done ALL the program the way I SHOULD. But I have been reading Today's TQ every morning and sharing particularly inspiring quotes with anyone who might appreciate them. And I have been listening to the workshops.
Your program is making a difference in my life. And I am grateful for that.
I cannot even remember what bit of luck caused me to stumble onto your website, but I am very glad I did. I am approaching 50 years old. I have never really had more than the proverbial two pennies to rub together, and sometimes much less. But I never knew why.
Now, with the help of your program, I am starting to see the pieces that I have been missing all along. I am starting to dare to dream big dreams. I am starting to understand how they might have a chance of coming true, and a road map of what to do to change things if it looks like they won't.
Although I have more money now than I have had at many points in my life, I am not rich.Not yet, not so that it shows in the bank accounts. But I am rich inside, and that is what counts.
In a little over a week, I will be heading off to Nova Scotia to visit my dad. It is a trip of 8000 km there and back. I will be driving. My dad turns 75 this year. I have not seen him in 15 years.
And I wouldn't have been able to see him this year if it wasn't for your program. (And my determination!)
I will be taking him whale watching. I am also going to walk under Niagara Falls before I return home. It will be an adventure such as I have not had for a very, very long time.
I have previously been unable to keep more than $20 in savings consistently...and yet over the last year, to go on this trip, I have saved 100 times that much. I have also created a safety cushion of credit, and another cushion of extra savings equal to about one month's salary that will be waiting for me when I get back home.
I have had some scary moments along the way, but whenever that happened, I would turn to TQ for guidance and reinforcement. And I would get back on track. Perseverence pays. TQ does, too.
This trip will be monumental for me. I know that I am standing at the edge of a new horizon. When I come back from this trip, my world will be altered significantly. I can feel it.
As for what TQ means to me?
It means FREEDOM. It means CONFIDENCE. It means SELF-CONTROL. It means FUN. It means ADVENTURE. It means FULFILLMENT. It means PRIDE.
And it means that, once in a while, miracles reallly can come true.
Thanks for allowing me to share this with you. Have a wonderful day!