Rising Prices have You Stressed? Consider This…
I just wanted to give everyone a little perspective on high prices. I know some things are going up and will probably keep going up but that is the way it has been since the dawn of time.
I want you all to take a deep breath and relax. Get rid of you spirit of fear and worry. Even though it seems like we are having hard economic times now there have been many times in history when times have been a whole lot worse.
I was just reading and doing research on prices in the 1860’s compared to now. To help you get an idea of what I mean let me give you a couple of examples.
In 1865 in some places you would have had to work 10 hours to buy one can of peaches, 7 hours for 12 bananas and it cost one and a half months’ salary to buy a stove.
We need to buck up a little and realize that yes, we have had it pretty cushy in years past and times may not be not be as good for some as last year, but we still need to count our blessings for what we do have and think about how much worse it could be.
You will be able to survive. People have been doing it for a long time. Part of the problem is that we have a generation who has never known anything but “the good life” and, now that things are changing, instead of dealing with things and doing the best we can, we are panicking and falling apart.
You have got more strength and ability in you than you realize. In the past you have had to rely on your money and credit cards. Now you may have to start relying on your brain power, creativity and natural abilities.
You will be amazed at how good you feel and the confidence you will get when you have to start figuring out how to stretch things, food or make do with your clothes instead just slapping down a credit card to buy something new.
You can do this. Once again I say don’t let panic and fear paralyze you into not being able to think and function.
Photo By: Jim Brickett