The current economic climate makes it challenging to stay positive. Yet for some reason, even though we are (like many americans) a job loss away from financial ruin, I feel optimistic about the future. Part of this may be that my great experiment in positive thinking is having an effect.
I suspect a great deal of it comes from seeing my parents weather financial adversity several times throughout my life. I have seen them go back to nothing and start all over again- so I know it can be done. Particularly when you have a good support network in place, which we are lucky enough to have.
Part of me just wishes whatever was going to happen would just happen so that i could get started on my new food-stamp life, if that's what it's going to be for a while.
Of course it would be sad to lose everything that we have so far (house, savings, etc.), but it would also be the force that propels change. Which as you know, I have been wanting for a while.