How much of our daily happiness relies on the size of our bank account? I’ve been faced with this recently and though I hate to admit it, not having that great big cushion absolutely impacts my ability to stay focused, creative and happy throughout the day. That little nagging worry in the back of my mind about what’s next, am I doing enough, will the work continue, etc., can wear you out – and I’m no exception. Being the sole provider with teenagers, one about to go off to college, is quite a responsibility. Am I surviving? Absolutely! Am I making everything work? You better believe it! Am I optimistic? Always! But….I realized lately that focusing on what I may not have or may not have enough of is just putting my energy into that trend and allowing it to continue. Shame on me. What I think about, I bring about. Bring on the satisfaction, contentment and gratitude.