Our Christmas tree is still up in our living room. I had good intentions on taking it down yesterday, but Mr. Money was off and wanted to spend time together. I also had good intentions of taking it down today when I got home from work, but the rainy, gloomy weather nixed that idea and I ended up sitting here at the computer instead. It really made me stop and think though. When times get tough, and it seems like you’ve got all these huge dreams and not getting ahead, it is so easy to just take a break or want to give up completely.
Even though you think you don’t have the energy to do it, you’ve got to “keep on keeping on”. When it looks like there’s a large possibility you may lose your job, your car breaks down, your dishwasher breaks, your health is scary, and the news makes it feel like the world is ending, you’ve got to keep trucking ahead. Crawling up in the fetal position and crying your eyes out is not very effective. It may make you feel better for a few minutes, but it won’t help change things.
Change happens when you make it happen. You have the power to pay off debt, save more money, lose some weight, become a nurse, and do whatever it is that your heart desires when you put your mind to it. I think in today’s economy we need to take control of our own individual situations and come together to support one another. There’s not a more crucial time. Keep your chin up, and good things will happen.
You’ve just got to keep on keeping on.