Why I Keep Black-Eyed Peas in My Wallet All Year Long
Growing up, my mom absolutely loved celebrating the holidays — celebrating the new year was no exception.
Unlike most people my age, I have NEVER…EVER been out to a party for New Year’s Eve. Instead, I’ve always brought the new year in with my family — parents, siblings, nieces, nephews — and now my own husband and children.
We used to all hang out at my parents’ house playing games, listening to music, and generally just enjoying each other.
It’s one of the few traditions that I have carried on into adulthood with my family — and one that I love and look forward to every year.
Along with this tradition, for years, my mother has been giving tiny bags of dry black-eyed peas to her children and grandchildren. We keep them in our wallets all year long as good luck charms for financial prosperity.
Now, some people will read this and say, “She’s a crazy lady.”
She’s definitely a little weird (truth), but certainly not crazy.
Personally, I think she might secretly be a genius mindset guru.
Think about it…
What better gift to give to her family for the new year than the gift of HOPE…in the form of magic peas :)
The truth is that for many people, financial problems are a primary cause of stress throughout the year. For many years, it was a huge cause of stress in my life and in my relationships as well.
And as cheesy as it sounds…
There were actually times when I looked in my wallet, saw those little peas, and felt a glimmer of hope.
You see, the black-eyed peas from my mom are just a symbol to remind me that I have the power to change my financial situation.
Even when things are at their worst, there is always an opportunity for change to happen.
Maybe you have bucket loads of money and no financial stress. If so, that’s great.
But if this message does resonate with you, continue to have hope for a more prosperous future. If black-eyed peas in a wallet can serve as a reminder of that hope, well, SO BE IT!
Be open to the goodies, rainbows, and sunshine that tomorrow may bring.
Most importantly, commit yourself to taking action to reach your goals.
Hope + Action = Progress