Most of us who are alive have never lived through anything like the recession the country is experiencing now. Job losses, companies closing, home foreclosures -- the bad news seems to mount up on top of itself to where it's even hard to hear one more thing.
I would love it if the optimists out there would tell us -- really tell us -- the
thoughts that get you through your daily lives in such a tough time. I don't mean platitudes or easy answers; I'm really interested in what you tell yourselves when you hear bad news, or when you lose a job, or when you're struggling.
Some of us lose our jobs and seem to be able to get up each day, shower and get dressed and go looking for another one with a hopeful attitude. Others of us struggle with depression or anxiety and want to crawl into our caves or under the covers.
Are you one of those who deals with difficult circumstances with a hopeful attitude? Can you share some of the things you think? Do you simply shut out the bad thoughts? Do you pray? Do you laugh? Do you exercise?
I would love to read what you have to say to those who are struggling. It's more than a difference between having a glass half full and a glass half empty, I think. Sometimes you have to learn where to find the faucet.
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