These were sayings that I heard at least weekly as early as I can remember. In my mind, getting money was becoming RICH. And traveling, well, that was traveling. You went far away. My mother neglected to share that the money and the travel could be very small: finding a penny or going next door.
As a child, I loved comic books. One of the best things about them, besides the stories, was the advertising on the inside front and back covers. Once I saw an ad for itching powder. Now you can imagine how exciting that was. If I could make the itching happen, would the sayings come true? Did I mention I was pretty young?
I still respond to an itch in my palm or my foot with hope. I still think the money will be a worthy prize, not just buttons, and that the travel will take me somewhere exotic. Best of all, there will be no effort to this travel or riches: it will be like magic. Itching can be a good thing.
*This is the last day to add your comment to the giveaway post. Drawing is at midnight tonight (PST) and you can find the post here with all the details. If you've already commented - you're entered.