Tuesday, January 3, 2012
There are a lot of people out there preparing for the end of the world. If the world is ending, what are they preparing for exactly? Between the apocalypse movies and the media's coverage over the last few years, it's no wonder there are so many people panicking about one thing or another. Stay calm and make good choices for yourself and your family. Prepare for your future, not for the end of the world.
To me, being prepared to live life everyday is more important than not living life at all due to fear. Everyday that goes by could potentially be the start of a personal apocalypse for each and every one of us. There are more and more people who are so close to homelessness due to this horrid economy. 1 out of every 45 children in the United States is homeless. The numbers have never been so high in the history of the United States.
How exactly is the economy getting better? Unemployment numbers are dropping? What's dropping is the number of people who can qualify for unemployment benefits. Inflation hasn't risen because the government does not count things like food or energy. You'd think that they would count the cost of things that we can't live without like food, energy and gas. What's up with that America?
What can you do to help , you ask? There are many ways to reach out to those in need. Check with your local Schools, they are often the first line of defense. Some schools even have closets with donated items in them for those children in need. Check to see if they have a program in place and if you can help out with it. If not, think about taking charge and organizing one in your church or local school. You, your church and your friends can make a difference.
Military families often struggle due to their low wages. Most live under the poverty line and with only one parent in the home, while the other parent is serving his or her country, makes it difficult to supplement their income with a second job. Look in your own neighborhood. Open your door, your life and your heart to those around you. Seniors can suffer under these circumstances too. Get to know everyone around you and you will find someone in need.
If you are thrown into an economic apocalypse, can you make due with the bare essencials? Can you grow a garden or raise chickens in your backyard? Can you preserve food? Learning these skills could help you in the event of an economic crisis in your life. Nowadays, with the internet, specialized magazines and (used) books, learning is at your fingertips. Most of the (not the $20 bottle of green for you goo) green movement is what our grand parents and great grand parents called "living". We can learn a lot from our elders....