January 16: Do you owe someone money? Does someone owe you money?
No and No! At all costs I try to avoid borrowing money. I hate feeling like I owe someone something. Well, I don’t think anyone likes that feeling. It’s like a dark rain cloud hanging over your head that never goes away. And even when you pay up, your skies will never be clear blue again.
On the other hand, I don’t mind lending money. (Am I really admitting this?!) I know I’ve been lucky (or maybe wise) in my life. No kids, no pets, no house, no car, no spouse, and no addictions of any kind, except maybe chocolate. I know others aren’t so lucky; they have expenses and family obligations. So, if a close friend is in need, I usually don’t mind lending a little bit. It always comes back, and when it does it feels like a gift!