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The Economy is hard, but still Count your Blessings

Updated on October 2, 2011

Many Countries all over the world are being hit with financial problems including Europe and America, but we shouldn’t let it cast a shadow upon our lives.

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a) The economy may be hard, but lets be grateful for our health. Being alive means we can still make positive changes. Some have no time to give a thought to the economy – the doctors have given them just weeks to live.

b) Lets be grateful for our families. Parents, Children, extended families and Friends who are like siblings – money can’t buy those type of relationships. They are there for us through thick and thin.

c) Let’s still be grateful that we can eat. Many have to be fed through tubes.

d) The economy may be hard, but let's be grateful for the gift of nature which is FREE (for now anyway, before the Govt find a way to Tax it). Beautiful parks with flowers, the ocean, sun sets and sun rises. These are natural things that make us feel peaceful, relaxed and refreshed.

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Beautiful Sunset

(Photo taken by D Bullens)
(Photo taken by D Bullens)

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e) The economy may be hard, but lets still be grateful for the jobs we have. If it’s part time, at least money is coming in. If you are not working at all – there is support from the Government. Some countries don’t get unemployment Support from the Government at all and in some countries, the government even owes them months of salary. How on earth will they keep the family?

f) Water - Clean Water flows from our taps – this can be taken for granted. Some people have no water flowing from taps and have to walk far, to even get some which isn’t even clean. Also, some places have had no rain for a long time, while others have had rain and ended up being flooded.

g) The economy may be hard, but lets be grateful that we don’t live in war zones. Waking up every morning to the sounds of gun shots. Water and food are hard to get. Medical care is limited. Would you like to live in Libya right now, even if you were given a FREE plane ticket?

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Country at War...

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h) Lets be grateful that we go out everyday and come back safely. Many left home but sadly never returned. Many go on trips abroad. A trip of a life time that sadly cost them their life. Some even on their Honeymoons. God rest their souls.

i) For those who are Christians, be grateful you can go to Church and read your bible anywhere. There are some countries who still persecute people for reading a bible or going to Church.

j) Be grateful you have a house, many are still living on the streets and some who were living very comfortably before, have had their houses foreclosed or repossessed.

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God help the Homeless...

“The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” ~ Henry Ward Beecher


“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” ~ Epictetus

I am sure you must have other personal things to be grateful for. It is a fact that people will face challenges in life but an attitude of gratitude helps soften the situation and actually attracts positive outcomes.

I have challenges I face, but prefer to be grateful for the good things.

May life treat us kind.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Stars449

      Thanks for your touching comments. Hope Becky and the family are doing well.

      God Bless. :)

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Lady E : Your hub is wonderful, and the picture of the little girl, and her mother sleeping beside a building is beyond words. Everyone deserves a home, food, and a little joy in their lives. Your message of love for souls that are unfortunate is a beautiful one. God Bless you precious heart.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Alladream - Thanks for stopping. Best Wishes.

      ** Thanks Cloud Exploring for your comment. It is very inspiring.

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      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      This is beautiful, and very thoughtful indeed. I hate the way the economy is currently, but I'm greatful for having the internet and a unique place like hubpages which in due time will make a difference for us all, especially those who've found this place a home for their most private & intimate thoughts.

      Thanks for such a powerful hub that you've shared with us fellow Hubbers, and I wish us all on the planet healing powers, and the ability to endure whatever comes next. God is with us all. Voted Up indeed!

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      Victor Mavedzenge 6 years ago from Oakland, California

      Very positive hub.Thanks for sharing such positivity.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Acaetnna - Always a pleasure to read your comments and see your smile. Thanks. :)

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Life is so wonderful and we take many things for granted. This writing and the intent behind it is so moving and wonderful. Voting up and pressing the appropriate buttons too.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi Paul - yes, I also love the way you appreciate nature and capture it beautifully with your camera. Glad you stopped by. Hope you are enjoying the "Indian" summer we presently have in London, this October. :)

      ** BKCreative - Ha ha.. That's why your name is BK Creative. Thanks for your comments. Being creative is refreshing and brings out the beautiful side of people.

      You have a lovely, inspiring family. :)

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Dexter. I appreciate you stopping by. Best Wishes.

      ** Cheers Hello, Hello. How are you? Take Care. x

      ** Hi Prasetio - Thanks. I'm glad it inspired you. Hope all is well with the new School Term and students are on best behaviour...

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      What I am finding Lady E. - is that so many people have gone back to - or discovered that being enterprising and creative actually works. I have met so many people doing wonderful, creative things, and earning good money. Suddenly, there is talent shining. I am even writing/blogging more than ever and earning money. It beats all the grueling work I have thus far done. My creativity is returning.

      My folks never had a job handed to them. Yet, they made sure we were happy, healthy and well. They are my inspiration.

      Thanks for a lovely hub and a lovely reminder. We've become dependent robots.

      Rated up!

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      paulgc 6 years ago

      Hello Lady_E,

      Luckily for me i already appreciate life and all it has to offer but thankfully there are people around such as your good and wonderful self who serve to remind others that life is worth appreciating.

      Thank you Lady_E for another wonderful article.voted up and awesome.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub. You share a beautiful message to us. Thanks to remind us about we have to grateful and we should help others. Well done, my friend. Vote up!

      Prasetio

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Splendidy written and I agree with you totally.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Hi Lady E! Very inspiring hub and a great reminder to count our blessings! Voted up, up and away, we have so much to be thankful for today!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi Ruby - You are so right. Man's greed has taken over. There is enough in this world for everyone. Glad you stopped by. Have a lovely week. :)

      ** Thanks Anglnwu - I am guilty sometimes too. Lovely to read from you again. Best wishes. :)

      ** Hi Chablis - Thanks for your encouraging comment. Kind Regards. :)

      ** Cheers Dave - So glad you stopped by. It's true some are going through worse situations. May God help us all... Best Wishes. :)

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Lady_E: I agree with you. Even though we have to tighten our belts to survive, there are still those whose suffering is far worse than our own.

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      chablis345 6 years ago from Berkshire

      You are so right - it is easy to get lost in the miasma of doom, gloom and despondency that we seem to be surrounded by at all levels that we sometimes lose sight of the really precious things in life that are for free.

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      As always, powerful message beautifully presented. We do have a lot to be thankful for. Sometimes, we look at the circumstances and despair ( i know I'm guilty) and forget that they could be worst. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      May we never forget the homeless and people who are hurting due to the economy or whatever. The picture of the homeless family is so sad. This should never happen anywhere in the world today. There is enough for all but Man's greed has taken over. Thank you Elena. God Bless..

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks so much ahorseback

      I enjoyed reading your comments. Enjoy your Sunday. :)

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      Hello Lady , You have hit on an amazing spot of appreciation for 'life' itself always ,and perhaps its true , but many have said ,Im too laid back in life . I dont really get too exited about anything I have no control over ! And yet everyone seems "on edge " constantly . I blame this on our media and lifestyles. Our governments and politics. There is a frenzy of costant stress almost everywhere you look! And for direction ,You can see it in a babies eyes , smile and simple appreciation for all! Small steps in the wonders of evry moment, thats where we should be looking! Awesome hub point and well taken! Be well Lady !...Thanks for a gentle reminder.

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