Sandi wrote on my blog yesterday that I need to do a lot of “breathing through” this flare that is going on right now in my life. I started thinking about those words and I realized that in this time, in this world we live in, as trite as it may sound, we all need to do a lot of breathing through. It is a scary time in the US right now. The stock market basically crashed yesterday. Are we in a depression? Are businesses going to start going belly up like they did in my grandparents time? Will there be food lines?
It brings to my mind those black and white movie clips of times gone by of long lines of people without food waiting for any good news, food, jobs whatever glimmer of hope they could lay their hands on that times would one day be good again.
And as I sit here watching the Today show I wonder whose jobs are safe? Are News casters safe in their jobs? Is there any way as they go to bed at night that they worry that tomorrow they may wake up tomorrow and not have a job? I know that I, as a small business owner, worry about it every day. I’m sure the majority of the american people do. The men and women who have been given the billions of dollars in the bank bail outs, do they wake up worried that they may not have a job today after going to a fancy banquet last night? I doubt it. But the men and women in the car factories sure do. Where do we draw the line? How can we make it more fair? We can’t. That’s the bottom line. LIfe isn’t fair and never has been. That’s what we tell our kids. And that’s what we tell ourselves. But no matter how often the words come out of our mouths it doesn’t sound any better or become any easier to hear or stomach. We worry about how our families will make it through this time, and what the future will be for our kids. Will there be a future for our kids????
That’s where we need to learn how to breathe. Take deep deep breaths…and breathe! And….more importantly then that…pray!