Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sagittarius Horoscope for Dec 13 2007: Sun is in Sagittarius, Moon is going from Capricorn into Aquarius. What's the meaning of life? Why are we all here? Does becoming wealthy diminish your chances for enlightenment? It won't, by the way. Go ahead.

Ok, I'll just go ahead and become wealthy, just snap my fingers, wiggle my nose, and increase my net worth x 10. Oh why limit it to 10, why not 100 or a 1000? I'd rather have enlightenment, but since the horoscope says I can have both, gee, maybe I should reconsider this whole proposition.

Acquiring wealth has never been even close to the top of my list of priorities. I would have stayed married to husband #1 if it had been. His net worth exceeds mine many, many times, but he's poor, to hear him tell it. Why else would he be cutting pills in half? He says they cost too much, that's why. I feel sorry for him.

I am not wealthy by American standards, but by world standards, I am. I don't have to worry about the basic necessities of life - food, clothes, housing - and I have reliable transportation, access to medical care and education, and more than one pair of shoes. Do you know how many billions of the world's citizens can't say that?

In our rush to spend shameful amounts of money on people who don't really need anything, let's remember those who do need our help. One of my choir buddies makes donations to the favorite charities of the people for whom he would normally buy gifts. And he does it in their honor. Nothing would make me feel more honored than to know my loved ones would do the same. It doesn't even have to be to my favorite charity. Choose your own. My feelings will not be hurt. I promise.

1 comment:

mornin' said...

After Daddy G died in 2000 we decided in Moma G's immediate family not to buy gifts for each other We are please to donate to Foundation Fighting Blindness in Daddy G's memory. It means more to all of us than spending lots of money on each other.