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The Economy, Unemployment, Car Industry, Housing Market … We Need Some Inspiration!

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In one way or another, it seems we are all in a struggle these days. The economy and inflation of pricing for gas and oil that we paid – and some are still paying if these expenses were put on credit.  With the increased cost of groceries, airline tickets, fresh flowers, dinner out, getting your lawn cut, a carwash, a haircut, …  – it seemed that just about everything was increased!

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During these past Holidays, many stores were offering discounted prices and incentives to bring people out to shop.  But as I was out and about, the stores and malls seems like any normal weekend – I could find a parking space without having to circle the lot 7 times!  I didn’t have to wait on a line for 45 minutes to pay for 1 gift!  This should have made me happy, but it saddened me because of the reason why it wasn’t crazy and crowded.  People just didn’t have the money or were afraid to spend.

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To keep sane, healthy and to remember that this too shall pass, I found a great site with some inspiration.  To read some ideas – “Looking for Inspiration” by: Cheryl Richardson <CLICK>.

Some of my favorite from this list are :

  • I pray.  When struggling with anger, frustration, uncertainty, etc., “giving it to God” gets me through those feelings and inspires me to know that He is there with me and will guide and get me through.
  • Watching “The Pursuit of Happyness”. This movie reminded me of the determination factor in the pursuit of a goal or dream. You have to keep working toward that goal, even when it’s difficult.
  • I love to read books that keep me in the mind set of doing my best to be a better person.
  • I find inspiration in gratitude. Every day I find at least 5 new things to be grateful for. Things as simple as running water, the cement on my garage floor, the paint on the walls of my house, the way light shines on a tree, today the frost on a picnic table like a million sparkling diamonds. When you think of how little others have in the world, we live in paradise. It energizes me to a happiness that gives me the power to do more, give more happiness, and make a difference in this world.
  • Watching a sunset.

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Cheryl has been on Oprah <CLICK>   –   Good Morning America <CLICK> – Recent Good Morning America <CLICK>

So, eat well, exercises, listen to music, watch a sad movie and have a good cry if needed, think of and be grateful for all you have, know that you are fortunate and things WILL get better with a positive attitude and determination, and… don’t forget to BREATHE!

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January 12, 2009 Posted by | Economy, Good Morning America, Inspiration, Money, Oprah, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oprah & Suze Orman – Can I Afford That?

Recently, I viewed one of OPRAH’S shows, which featured Suze Orman in “Can You Afford That?” 

                                                                                            

Suze is a Personal Finance Expert with an Emmy Award Winning television show and one of New York Times Bestselling Author.  She has also recently spoke at the Century 21 International Convention and immediately dazzled the audience with her charisma. Suze is trying to make a difference through education and hopefully better peoples lives.  Even though not all may agree with Suze, there is much advice that someone can take and “adjust” into their own lives.  After all, she has experienced financial hardship in her own life – and I too have  “been there, done that” myself.

With all the money questions that people are asking these days, Suze answered many.  Should I spend or save?  Can I afford to buy a new car?  to retire?  to be a stay at home mom?  and… can I afford to purchase a HOME?

Oprah also has Money advice and lots of other life info – SpiritHealthStyleRelationshipsHomeFoodWorld and lets not forgot, the Book Club.

“When you get into a tight place and it seems that you can’t go on, hold on – for that’s just the place and the time that the tide will turn.”  –  Harriet Beecher Stowe

                                                         

October 23, 2008 Posted by | Buyers, Finance, Money, Oprah, Suze Orman, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment