Think of the wonder in it. Imagine the magic of the simple task of writing a check to the electric company and mailing it in.
Wait, now that has me distracted by the magic of having electricity. What a wonder! Look around you… television, toaster, computer, refrigerator, microwave, and light bulbs! Light bulbs are simply the best, aren’t they?
Okay back to the check-writing idea. Think of the magic. Part of your check goes to the person in customer service answering calls who is so grateful to have a job. Part of the money goes to the manager’s daughter to pay for her prom dress. Part of it goes to the service technician willing to climb a pole in the middle of a storm to restore your power. Part of it goes to the coal plant worker who can finally get a new transmission in her 1997 Ford truck and use fourth gear again.
Part of the money in your check goes to the coal train engineer paying his wife’s medical bill for her mammogram. Part of it goes to the coal worker in Wyoming who sends money back home to his family in Albuquerque to feed his four kids.
Wow! Think of the magic in all that. What a privilege to be able to play a role in all of their lives. What a privilege to be able to write that check to the electric company. It’s such a simple task, but it has such a beautiful, far-reaching effect.
What a privilege to have electricity, and even more a joy to pay for it!
Mmmmm, I love paying bills.
Rick Schaefer, M.D. is known as the Happiness Coach. He is the creator of Guilt-Free Coaching, and is the author of Extreme Thought Makeover™… 37 Days to Maximum Life! He speaks throughout the U.S. and has a following in more than 50 countries. To learn more or to work with Dr. Rick directly, call 414-573-8880 or go to http://www.rickschaefermd.com