This Thanksgiving morning Gorgeous and I were talking about how much we have to be thankful for.
The news is full of all kinds of horrible things going on in the world. In the headlines today is a terrible attack in India with over 100 tourists killed. Apparently a plan to bomb Penn Station in New York City was thwarted, thanks God.
And most of the news is about the struggling economy. Companies are going out of business. People are loosing their jobs. The government is passing out free money to major corporations to try and keep some of them afloat with the hope of preventing a full scale meltdown.
Even the tech sector has been affected. Just this week Technorati announced layoffs and pay cuts across the board.
With all that mess going on in our world, Gorgeous and I are incredibly thankful that we are able to work for ourselves from home.
In the past year I’ve found out that being self employed can be a bit stressful. But on the good side I don’t have to worry about whether my employer is going to cut my job and leave me out on the street.
Been there. Done that.
Even when the economy is rolling loosing a job because a facility is closed or a company goes out of business (I’ve been through both) is tough. It is always easier to find a job when you already have one.
I feel for the folks who are struggling through that this holiday season.
My encouragement to them would be that I made it through so it can be done. The days won’t always look so dark. The sun will come out again come morning.
History of Thanksgiving
If you are interested in a little bit about the beginings of Thanksgiving, go check out my Thanksgiving history post from last year.
Those early early Americans were going through tougher economic times that any of us can imagine yet they were thankful just the same. We can learn something from that.
I hope you have a wonderful (and thankful) day today.