Who’s in a bit of a slump right now?
I have an inbox full of email messages from readers and friends who are struggling. Maybe it’s the winter blues. Maybe you’re not getting enough exercise. Who the hell knows? I just know that your crap stories are contagious and now I’m in a bit of a slump, too.
I thought I would give us all a list of things to think about.
- We don’t live in Libya. No matter how depressing our days feel, we are not politically oppressed.
- Job creation still lags. Since no one is making a ton of money, it’s time to focus on more important things than work. Relationships. Friendships. Your marriage. There’s never been a better time to get some perspective and get a hobby.
- The weather sucks all over the world, right now, but a little UV sunlight and fresh air — even when it’s snowing or cloudy — is a good thing. Take five minutes, step away from the computer, and go outside.
Work sucks. Your boss is a jerk. That mole is suspicious. I get it. But you don’t have to believe in Baby Jesus to count your blessings.
Today I’m choosing to count mine.