Sunday, August 09, 2009

No Fear Here

Almost every day on on the daily news without fail, I hear about how bad the economic climate is for everyone.  There are reports as to how this might be the toughest time for America since the Great Depression.   Maybe it is.  Maybe it isn't.  It is all in how you see it.  

My instant thought when I have these dire reports is, how can people be optimistic when they hear things like this day in and day out?  Of course, I am not asking that the news reports be sugar-coated, but there needs to be a little bit more balance out there.  

Okay, so we know that things may be tough, but there can be valuable lessons learned even in tough times.  Maybe this downturn can teach each of us what is most important.  Maybe being laid off can cause us to spend more time with our family, our friends or teach us to learn to slow down and smell the proverbial roses.

This can also be a time for people to learn how to have more faith and positivity.  Fear and worrying never solves anything.  In fact, it can make things worse.  I admit that some days it is tough to be upbeat but I am teaching myself that I have the choice to be positive or negative.  When the news reports come, I hear them but I quickly decide to see the positive in my life. There really are some good things going on.  When I do this, no matter what comes up I can keep the right perspective.  Things always do get better.  They really do so instead of worrying, I say "No Fear Here."