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Monday, January 5, 2009

Holidays are over

And now it is back to reality. No longer can we put things off and ignore issues etc so we can still in the holiday spirit. The reality of the state of our economy and other stressors can no longer be ignored. Lay-offs are growing, child abuse is increasing, the need for assistance is huge, people are stressed and depressed.

Many people have been 'bummed' about going back to work after taking the holidays off. I am happy to have a job to go to. Some people are upset about not being able to eat out as much etc. I am happy to still be able to pay for groceries and pay the mortgage so we can have a hot meal at home. I am I stressed? - heck ya! But I have decided it is a lot like driving in the snow to work this morning. As long as I stayed focused and aware I will make it there safely. I can't worry about the others speeding past me (other than to make sure they don't take me down with them.) And like the snow, the blizzard of economic problems will eventually melt. We just don't know if it will be by spring or if we are in an ice age...

1 comment:

kannie said...

A. Men.

We've been trying to focus on our blessings, too - we still *have* a job, a place to live, food to eat, etc...

And I LOVE your "driving in the snow" analogy - SO perfect!!!