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Another One Bites the Dust…Or, maybe not.

Another member of my inner circle called to let me know she’s been laid off. I lost count of the unemployment statistics of my personal network a long time ago. When is it going to end?

It is so easy to get discouraged. I occasionally experience a flash of negativity and then ground myself by remembering that, in the end, things have a way of working out. There is a lot of anxiety out there, but this is a shared moment of adversity. Nobody is suffering alone. We will all get through this together.

The other day, someone told me that she was convinced that she’d have to work until the day she dies. If it is true, it is very sad. But, she won’t be alone. We will deal with this together, and we will climb out of it together. If you wonder, “Will this last for a year or five or ten?” you can’t help but feel helpless.

Just get through today.

And then tomorrow.

And then the next day. One way or another, we will get to the other side of this bad economy. Those of us who face these challenges with determination and resolve will find out how strong we are. Those who freeze or panic will find out how weak.

These are very, very tough times, but we are capable of being very, very tough people. We did have it easy for a very long time, and we didn’t even realize it. We can either wallow in all the negativity about how bad things are or dive into this moment, learning what we can from it and redefining ourselves with courage.

The good news about my friend’s bad news was her response. “I have to admit that I was thinking this morning that I wasn’t really happy there,” she said about her job. “Now I can take the unemployment and figure things out.” She said it was absolute certainty that she would half broken things movie download

figure things out. That things would work out right.

And, they will. If you are consumed by angst because of today’s economy, let it go. Get through today. Then deal with tomorrow. Know in your heart that things will work out in the end, because they will.

Just take a breath and figure things out.

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