Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Can we all just look at the glass as half full for a bit?

I must agree. Most of the stories you read are gloom and doom out there. It's pretty bad when everywhere you turn, there is a picture of a line at the bank, $5.00 gas, a foreclosure sign, filthy jalapenos, etc. It's getting a bit ridiculous and seemingly only getting worse if you believe the prophets of doom in the media. I say ENOUGH!

Let's look at the positives that we get to experience every day:

  • We get to live in the best country in the world, hands down. Although with less Starbucks on every corner, we're just not as caffeinated.
  • The bowel pains from salmonella will help remind you to watch what you eat.
  • We get to experience freedom like nowhere else. Let's give it up for EZ-Pass!
  • We'll all be in much better shape as a result of biking and walking everywhere since we can't afford to fill our SUVs.
  • Fear, mistrust, self-loathing is all a state of mind. Stay positive about the stock market and invest now instead of selling off! Fortunes are made in recessions....by people with more money than you.
  • We are much better off than our forefathers were 50 years ago. I mean they didn't even have blogs to tell us what to think.
  • The internet provides every potentially laid off worker an outlet to make money from home. From Ebay to WOW to Second Life, the possibilities are endless.
  • Once this down period is over, it can only get better! Think of the good times ahead! Now I'm not saying put it all on plastic to pay it off later but we're not as far away as you might think.

Seriously though, I think that a little positive attitude will really help this country get its act back on track. We haven't had a crisis like this in 25 years where we need to band together, show some grit and remind the world who we are! It's time to remember that we are the big dog on the block and not some sniveling little bichon frise that we've been acting like for the last 4 years.

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