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July 13th, 2010 11:06 AM

No one needs to be reminded that these are certainly challenging times in which to live.  But we all know that others before this generation have persevered and prospered.  During the terrible years of the depression in the 1930's, an editorial in the Ladies' Home Journal offered encouragement to their readers:  "The return of good times is not wholly a matter of money.  There is a prosperity of living which is quite as important as prosperity of the pocketbook.  It is not enough to be willing to make the best of things as they are.  Resignation will get us nowhere.  We must build what amounts to a new country.  We must revive the ideals of the founders.  We must learn the new values of money.  It is a time for pioneering . . . . to create a new security for the home and the family.   Where we were specialists in spending, we are becoming specialists in living."

An amazing article that was written over 70 years ago,  here we are again, with a struggling economy that has many of the very same issues at stake.  A new generation faces joblessness, a real estate crisis, financial disasters, and even worse, global issues that impact the capital position of U.S. Banks. 

And yet discouragement can be changed to  a "text message" to the soul.   Keep going, don't stop, you can do it, you are not alone, become creative, use your talents and abilities, don't be afraid, take one day at a time.  Every person can make a difference with a positive attitude and the drive to succeed.

Like the pioneers on the trail that suffered through many hardships, we will learn to live by our own hands with determination.  Living is constant changing, and external events do not possess the power to destroy our hopes and dreams.  The pioneers never stopped trying to make a better life because there were obstacles, and neither should we. 

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Posted by Barbara Doeringer on July 13th, 2010 11:06 AMPost a Comment

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