As economies fall and the US battles a gloomy economic climate, it is even more important that we stand strong and resilient.
I for one am very thankful that I am still employed and not on the dole. I am happy to have my family and friends with me. Even if my job is not the most satisfying in the world and I have to overcome the challenges each day in my thankless work, I am still very glad.
We can look on life as a struggle or as a challenge. Being content and appreciative of the small blessings of life will help one pull through the tough times.
Remember, bad times will not deflate a person. Only if you are deflated internally are you truly down and out!