THE BLOG
12/31/2014 04:38 pm ET Updated Mar 02, 2015

An Open Letter to Money

Hey money,

It's strange to be writing a letter to you, but we have a relationship so this needs to be addressed. You can't live without me and I can't live without you. Without me you would just sit there in a pile with nowhere to go, no place to explore. For me, without you it would be much the same. Without you I would be hungry, clothes-less, and most likely homeless.

Now that we have admitted to needing one another it's time we get this relationship on the right foot. No more you tricking me and hiding from me. And I will stop taking advantage of you and expecting you to be there ready and waiting at my every need.

So what do we do old friend? I guess first off I need to see you as that, a friend. Even if you aren't always capable you try to always be there for me. That is to be appreciated. So I appreciate you. I truly do.

Now it's your turn. Maybe you can appreciate me too and see me worthy of your gifts so long as I promise not to take advantage of your kindness.

If we work together I am sure we will have a fulfilling relationship with no struggle or resentment.

Here is what I am going to do;

1.) First off I am going to take note of where you come in in my life. I will make a list of when I use you in a day, month, and year. This way I will be aware of how much of you I use and where I expect too much from you and where I need more of you.

2.) Next I will take note of how I try to spend you when you are not available. Lame I know. Here is when I expect more from you than you can give. I will write out all that I have asked you to give without your ability. No wonder you disappear and hide from me.

3.) Finally I will make a plan on how you and I can live together happily working together with each other's best interests in mind. No matter what I still need you. I actually would like a lot of you in my life. Together we could work some incredible magic and I don't just mean for me.

I don't know about you money but I am liking this new relationship we have, friends working together with no resentment or struggle.

From here on out I promise to not take advantage of you and expect you to be where you are not. I promise to appreciate you more and honor all that you do for me.

Do you think you can try to be around more, wrap me in your abundant embrace, shower me with your soft embrace, and comfort me with the knowledge that you will always be there?

Thanks money. This is definitely going to be a wonderful relationship.

Love,
Me