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Reasons To Be Cheerful Despite Grim Realities This Holiday Weekend

2 July 2010 One Comment

I love July 4th weekend.  It’s a great time to spend with family and enjoy outdoors activities.  I surely hope you and your family the best this weekend.

There are grim realities this holiday weekend as millions of Americans continue in a multi-year stretch now of wondering what their financial future will look like.  Millions remain jobless, and I’m concerned that too many of them are looking to someone else to fix the situation for them.  What might happen if those solutions do not come?  People might be forced to reconcile their expectations with the reality of a “new normal.”  This might include expectations of work, income level, standard of living, etc.

Despite such grim realities on the economic front, the beautiful thing about life here is that there are plenty of great things in life that cost nothing!  This might include enjoying a public beach, playing outside with your family or a nice conversation with your spouse or child.  We can easily get caught up in the negative headlines (you know I do), and fail to remember the incredible blessings we have here in life.  Hopefully this weekend will remind us of this.

A few things to remember:

  • The vast majority of Americans (even those struggling mightily financially) enjoy a standard of living far, far superior to the majority of the world
  • We take for granted amazing luxuries in life like constant air conditioning and filling our bellies with whatever type of food we “feel like” at that moment
  • Despite my many, many grumblings over politics and the direction of our country, America is one great place to be!

Enjoy your weekend!  Look for my June monthly online income report coming early next week.

One Comment »

  • finallygettingtoeven said:

    I agree with us all having to possibly adjust our standard of living in the future but that is probably something we should have done a long time ago. We are one of the luckiest nations on this earth (might not seem so right now) but try and look for the good in things. Be grateful for what you do have even if you are now down to only your health, as some don't even have that to look forward to. Hang in there everyone.