The silver-lining in our economic crisis
I know times are hard for folks and not a week goes by where someone doesn’t tell me about how they heard about some new company giving people the pink slip. However, all of this gloom and doom that the media and we in turn regurgitate is bad for our mental and emotional health. For those of us that had the pleasure of going to school, you will recall the best times of your life was spent scrounging up change to order a small pizza to be split amongst five people, or going to every event that offered food, or any other but-gusting story you can reflect on. On one hand, you could suffer knowing that eventually, you would get a job where you could pay your bills.
I submit to you that our mental and emotional states should not ebb and flow with the economic outlook for the quarter. I was raised that God always provides a way of escape and we should look to the hills from which cometh our help. Moreover, I wrote a list of reasons we all should be looking for the silver lining in the midst of this economic crisis.
• You are probably drinking more water now than you ever thought possible.
• There is less pressure to keep up with the Joneses because most people you know are hurting.
• The times you probably went out to eat you now spend cooking at home and actually to eat food you cook.
• Count your blessings for not having a criminal record because with a record, it is difficult (not impossible) to work or even go to school. This means that once the economy recovers, you will be able to ride out while many people probably in your family will be left behind. Don’t forget about them and show love.
• Hopefully, something miraculous has or will happen to you (got a job, someone paid a bill for you, etc.) and there is no other way for you to explain it other than a blessing from God.
• You are cutting the things out of your life that satisfies your selfish desires and not your spirit.
• You realize that you have a lot more hustle inside you than you thought possible.
• You realize that your loved ones would much rather you tell them about a problem than have you suffer in silence.
• You finally took the time to do that sometimes painful self-evaluation.
• You either have or will find out who your real friends are when your enjoyment isn’t lubricated by what money can buy.
Stay up fam,