It saddens me to hear stories about so many folk who are suffering through illness or the loss of their jobs. LIfe is not easy at the moment, for anybody.
Money is in short supply and what there is needs to be carefully used and spread on the necessities of life rather than the luxuries we have come to expect as normal.
I feel particularly sorry for those who have never seen life where you have to be careful and think ahead. There was always 'another' job for those who seemed unhappy in their current positions. Money was no problem either; you just spent what you earned because there would always be more. Right? Wrong! Times have changed and now is really the time to learn prudence.
However, on a more realistic note, please remember that however bad things appear now, there will always be someone out there who is worse off. These times, though hard, will pass and there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. So have faith, take the moment to re-evaluate your lives. Find out what the really important issues are and how they affect you as well as your nearest and dearest. Out of this situation you will emerge a stronger and, hopefully, wiser person who will be able to help others less fortunate.
So, rather than dwelling on the miseries of the present look to the future with hope and put a spring in your step!
Remember, faith, hope and charity!