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Reasons To Be Happy About Being Poor
It Can't Be All Bad...
You might be frustrated with this economy and you might be steadily heading towards the poverty level, but hey, there has to be a bright side somewhere to all of this, right? Really, there has to be some good points to being so poor. Instead of focusing on all the bad things like not being able to pay your mortgage, being trapped at a dead end job or having no job at all, feeling like there is no hope, blah, blah, blah... let's take a moment to think about the reasons to be happy about being poor. Surely there must be some. So let's explore that topic!
No One Wants to Rob You
I sat in on a self defense crime prevention class last week and I learned that a predator is likely to look for victims with expensive items like a Rolex watch or a Coach purse. The good thing about not having much money is you won't own any of those items.
When you are walking down the street with your $10 Walmart watch, your $4 clearance purse, and your Payless shoes, everyone knows you've got no money in your purse. They will keep on walking to the next person. Hooray for being less likely to become a victim!
You Can Write a Song About It
Now that you are too broke to go out and spend any money, surely you will be sitting at home more. While you are sitting around wondering why the cable got turned off, don't feel down about it. Write a song about it!
Some of the best country music songs and rap songs are about being poor. So don't feel too sad about your situation. Write a song about being broke and all the terrible things that go along with it. You might just find yourself sitting on top of a hit single. The next time America's Got Talent rolls into town, go audition. If you are unemployed or underemployed, chances are, you will have the free time to camp out early in the morning so you will be the first person on the list.
Clipping Coupons Can Be An Adventure
Who wants to go out when you can have fun in your own home? Sure, it used to be a blast to go clubbing, or bowling, or even out to dinner. But that is all in the past now. The real fun is clipping coupons. You can get a subscription for your local paper and get coupons on the weekend. Of course, you want to wait until the local paper offers you a great deal, but since newpaper publishing companies are going bankrupt now, they are usually willing to offer you a sweet deal. Make sure to cash in on their misfortune!
While clipping the coupons, remember that you are in good company. Clipping coupons and saving money is in style right now. There are even television shows about it. Never has it been so easy to be so cool.
You Never Really Liked Cleaning a Big Home Anyway
Who wants to clean a big house or a nice condo? Having a home with plenty of rooms only means more work. So why be sad when you have to move into a studio apartment or your parents' basement? Less space means less cleaning, and who wouldn't want that?
While you are downsizing, make sure to sell some furniture on Craigslist. Now you will be saving time and energy by not cleaning as much, and making money by selling your furniture.
Lose Some Weight
One of the best ways to lose weight is to eat less. Of course, when you can't afford food, this makes the whole process easier. Sure, you'd like to order a pizza or have a meal at Applebee's, but instead, it is bologna sandwiches for you all week. I know bologna (a.k.a. mystery meat) might not be good for you, but hey, it is cheap! Furthermore, if you can only afford bologna sandwiches for lunch and dinner, you are not going to gain any weight. You will start losing those pounds in no time!
Get Some Exercise
Since you can no longer afford gas, or possibly a car at all, and public transportation is too expensive, you are going to have to walk everywhere. Once again, this can be all part of your loss plan. Now you are getting more exercise and burning off more pounds. Wow, this is getting better and better. weight
While you are at it, you might get caught in the rain, but hey, plenty of country songs are about the rain, too. Never forget your potential music career during all of this.
I know many of us have fallen on hard times, but constantly looking at the bad side of it is not doing us any good. I hope if you are reading this you are not too terribly broke and I hope you had a laugh. Now is a time to appreciate some of the things we do have. Maybe you don't have money, but you've got people that love you or some sort of job that helps pay the bills or a place to live. We need to remember the small things in life.
Just keep in mind, if you are reading this, at least you've got access to the internet!
And hey, if you do audition for America's Got Talent, let me know. I will vote for you.
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