I had a stressful day yesterday. My husband watched five friends from a vending company get the hatchette and wasn't feeling optomistic.
He had been laid off right after 9-11 and the guy left us with a weeks pay.
But we made it through. It definitly left a lasting impression on us. My way of seeing it, is "we had our turn already".
His way was "We're fu*%&^"
I said "There is ALWAYS a way to make money". It may not be ideal or what you are completely comfortable in, but having been an entreprenuer and knowing his skills, I simply won't think any other way.
It laid out in front of us, what we had experienced before.
But let me tell you what I've learned recently.
I was afraid. In that fear everyone was impacted. Everyone I knew. I had a tumor in my cheek, but my fear and narcissism ALLOWED that beast to live in my body and use it as a host.
The FEAR created chaos in the world of what if's. A world of illness. Insecurity. Arguements.
Then I cut the damn thing out.
It is gross. It looks like an alien pod! Seriously, I got mad at myself. I thought that if I knew what the hell was in my face I would have taken care of it a long time ago.
And you know what? The psyche of the American people is right there right now.
So here is Obama saying roll up your sleeves. Face the fear. Face it.
(IRONIC WORDS EH?)
It is ugly, but you have the power to cut it out. On the other side of that is brightness. Choose to have a good year no matter what position you are in.
I know a guy right now who is living in his car. And he is in a pretty good mood.
He hangs around and I hope soon that the co-op has created a job for him somehow.
I met a woman who had just gone blind. She was in a great mood.
I met two boys raising themselves cuz their parents can't deal. I had them paint a cabinet and paid them in candy bars. They were so happy to be painting. (Huck Finn anyone?)
But I got to talk to them and get to know them and you know, I agree with Barack.
We are a powerful people. If we choose to reach for the light.
And a friend of mine who has been through more intense surgery than I said, "The way I see it, I got touched by the Universe."
That's what happens when you face fear and choose to over power it and move into the light.