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MAKING ENDS MEET

By Vernalee

I can vividly remember from years back folks saying as they picked cotton … “Child, I’m just trying to make ends meet; to get by.” Just what does this expression mean, “To make ends meet.” I’m glad you asked. Here’s the dictionary's versions: * To manage so that one’s financial means are enough for one’s needs. The ends, it is assumed, alludes to the sum total of income and expenditures. * To have just enough to pay for the things you need. * To have enough money to cover expenses; to get by financially; to get through the pay period (sufficient to meet the next payday). Defining it was just a matter of strolling my fingers to a dictionary.

Living with it – well that’s another thing; it‘s a struggle to say the least. The upside is this – there is hope. Those same folks who told me about making ends meet, also told me that, “hard times don’t last always.” I share with you a few other inspiring and motivational quotes that will move you to act; to change your condition; to move you from point A to point Z. Here we go. * God first. Family second. Career third. With life in that order, everything works out. * If you change nothing; nothing will change. * Just when you think you can make ends meet, somebody moved the ends. * Don’t let your struggles become your identity. * Keep the faith, hold on. It may be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever. * People aren’t always going to be there for you. You have to learn to handle things on your own. * You create your own opportunities. * Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. * Don’t count the days. Make the days count. * Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pockets. So what do you do? To survive, you need to make ends meet. You need to “keep on a climbing because life ain’t no crystal stairs!” Photo credit: www.facebook.com

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