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Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 ~

Happy New Year!
I'm not sure I can remember a year that so many people were happy to say goodbye to. 2009 seemed to bring a lot of unhappiness and stress to way too many people.
I think the majority of the unhappiness and stress was directly related to our economy. So many Americans found themselves unemployed and unable to even keep their homes. And, what's the number one contributor to divorce? Money! So, marriages ended, people lost their homes, lost their jobs and too many Americans found themselves unable to provide even the basic necessities.
I heard an economist saying that this should teach all of us a lesson; that we shouldn't count on what we have, but always prepare ourselves for the worse case scenario. Too many Americans live life as if it will never change. We spend our money counting on the fact that we will have a paycheck next week. It's a rare person that actually saves money and prepares for the worst. After listening to that I thought that perhaps we should look at 2009 as a gift. Maybe if we all recognize how easy it is to lose what we have then maybe, just maybe, we will spend 2010 protecting our future.
Best wishes to all for a happy, prosperous New Year!!!


  1. I agree Tina,2009 should be a wake up call.

  2. It's bad that things have to hit rock bottom before we "Get It."
    Ya know, they say what goes up must come down...But, we should think of it like this: When you hit rock bottom there's nowhere to go but UP!
    Happy New Year Kevin!

  3. 2009 is a good reminder that we can't control the actions of others, we can only control our responses. In my experience, dwelling on the negative is a waste of life.

    Happy New Year Tina! Congrats on the book.

  4. Seeing it as a lesson is a good perspective, I hadn't heard yet. Makes good sense. Happy New Year!

  5. Hi Gerry!
    Happy New Year and Thanks! I can't wait until the book is released!

  6. Hi Brent ~
    I guess it just goes to show that there's a lesson in everything, huh?!
    Happy New Year!

  7. This past decade was a difficult one for so many people... But one I would never change.. Here's to us all creating a better world this decade..