Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Set straight.

I've been having many woe-is-me moments over the past week.  Our family is in the midst of a pretty substantial financial crisis at the moment.  We are at the point of more month than money and it just never seems to improve.  Mind you we are not spending money on what most would consider extravagances.  We don't take costly vacations, we don't eat-out every night, we don't own fancy cars or buy our kids fancy clothes.  We have tried hard over the past few years to maintain a comfortable but sensible lifestyle...and then the economy went to pot and so did our plans.

My husband was laid-off, we couldn't afford our house anymore, the unemployment ran out, I got a new job but it involved a longer commute, one of our cars died.  I could go on and on.

But you know what?  We are still better off than most of the world.  We don't starve.  We have a nice apartment.  We have safe cars that don't (rarely) breakdown.  We have family who love us and help us.  We have people to turn to. Many throughout the world do not.  So count your blessings today and not your hardships.

How rich are you?

I'm loaded.
It's official.
I'm the 49,322,169 richest person on earth!


Von said...

Always do, it's the only way to survive.

Debbie B said...

We're in a similar situation with me still looking for work. It's hard but it's making us (as always when in the tough battles) stay closer together and learn what we really can do without.
I try to think back to my time living in Guatemala and the traveling I've done to see those that truly have so much less then even the least in the US. Seeing kids living in a garbage dump really puts things in perspective as I look around my house.

Hope things start looking up for you soon.