The Daily Groove


Do You Know How I Know...?

There's a scene in the comedy movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin where two men get into a back-and-forth exchange of insults, each beginning with "You know how I know you're gay?"

While I'm not inclined to re-enact the homophobic banter, the scene inspired me and my wife to use the back-and-forth format in a positive, playful way...

One day, when we were stressed about money, we deliberately shifted from scarcity to prosperity thinking by asking each other repeatedly: "Do you know how I know we're rich?"

Each time, we sifted through our current life experience for evidence of abundance and answered...

  • Because we have two wonderful children.
  • Because we have plenty of good food.
  • Because we have supportive friends.

Soon our kids caught wind of the fun and joined the game enthusiastically...

  • Because we can play all day.
  • Because we all love each other.
  • Because... Because... Because...

Soon we were all feeling rich, and the ebb in our cash flow didn't seem like such a big problem anymore!

So... How do you know YOU'RE rich? :)