ok... I am hearing from people all the time, they are out of work, can't pay the bills. I am reading in the paper that the economy is getting better. Confusing messages right?
I remember growing up in the 60s. I never remember our economy being very good. Seems there was always a struggle to pay the bills. Dad worked two jobs back then and mom worked one job. We kids all had jobs too by the time we were teenagers. Then in 1967 dad died, the economy for us got pretty difficult after that. We always had a roof over our head and plenty to eat, though. I don't really remember a time when things were easy, when there was an abundance of money. So the recession just seems like kind of the way things are to me. I still have always had a roof over my head and plenty to eat (probably too much). Anyway, when I see the people in Haiti or other places around the world where there is no roof over their heads and food on the table then I think..that is hard times. I am not unsympathetic to those out of work and especially those losing their jobs with families to support. I pray for them and hope that our greedy political and economic systems can become more honorable. Give people a fair wage and the right to be able to afford a doctor when they really need one. It is so much a matter of perspective. There are those that have more and those that have less. My childhood was so rich with family and friends....with playtime and work time, it never really accured to me that we were lacking anything. So let's try to fill the world with love and with purpose and with hope and dreams.
Give to those in need and expect to receive when we need something. Because if you are looking in the newspaper or at the Capitol for some relief or answers, you are gonna be disappointed.
Look to yourself, use the creativity and energy that you have and make the world a richer place, one smile at a time.