If "April is the cruelest month" as the poet said, then April 15 can seem like the cruelest day. It's the day we pony up and pay our taxes. I had a throwback moment myself--a moment of acknowledging some financial truths. Even a moment of scarcity thinking.
And then I reminded myself of the truth I wrote about in my book, Prayer to Ease Money Worries.
"True prosperity is not about money or things. It's a way of living and thinking, of noticing the wealth we already have that goes way beyond money." So as I send off my tax form, I smile and say thanks: thanks for health and loved ones and friendships, and daffodils--and also...
...thanks for roads and bridges and schools and all the things my taxes pay for that I am blessed to have and sometimes take for granted.