The Wealthy Spirit by Chellie Campbell is one of my favorite go-to books. It is a page-a -day variety. The pages are numbered, so you can pick it up at any time of the year. (I sometimes cheat and read a few pages.) At the top of each page is a quote and then a story about it and ending with an affirmation.

Chellie teaches a workshop called “Financial Stress Reduction,” and many of the entries are from that course. It doesn’t give away the whole thing, though, and I’ve often wanted to participate in one of her workshops.

Chellie draws on stories from her own life, like the time she won a door prize of 20% off at a store she thought was too pricey for her. The quote was from Dale Carnegie, who said, “You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years trying to get people interested in you.” Chellie tells of the wonderful service she received from the owner of the boutique, who, by asking Chellie lots of questions, helped her put together outfits and gave her tips on using the pieces with other things she owned, got Chellie to spend a lot of money that day. But she went home very happy. “Make buying from you a pleasure,” Chellie chants and ends with the affirmation, “I provide extraordinary service and reap rich rewards.”

There’s financial advice, mixed in with spiritual advice. She tells us to appreciate beautiful things. “There’s so much of life you can enjoy, without having to own it. Admire something beautiful today, just for the pure sake of its existence.”

She talks of the perseverance she needed getting this book published under “Sometimes You Have to Ask God for a Sign.” I love the quote, from Woody Allen, “If only God would give me a clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.” Chellie also tells stories from her days as an actress, and working for others before she opened her own bookkeeping company.

It’s a delightful book, full of Chellie’s own enthusiasm and spark, as well as some helpful tools and powerful affirmations.

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