Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It takes three days.

When I was reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair I realized that it took a man three days to go from a shaven and shorn man looking for a job, to a unshaven and unkept man looking for work.  Women didn't have it as bad.

So this post is about buying razor blades.

Four years ago my husband bought100 razor blades off of ebay.  They were the kind that you put in an old fashion razor(this is just and example I am not endorsing a product).    The ones he bought came from Israel and were sold a 100 to a box.  He is down to the last few and we will be buying another 100.  I would say that was a great value for Hard Times.

(It is not that I am having a Hard Time. This is just a way of living and thinking in Hard Times.)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Be Thankful

Practicing Gratitude can be one of the best ways to face Hard Times.  It is not an easy thing to do.  It will require an effort on your part especially if you have been hit with some kind of loss.  One of the ways that I cultivated being Grateful was when cleaning the house I would say, "thank you for this cup that my son used.  Thank you for my son and the joy that he brings me.  Thank you for his health and that he can walk and talk."  I could go on like that till I couldn't think of anything more. It became kind of a game, being thankful and cleaning the house, which was not really something I enjoyed doing, but by being thankful while doing it the housework became a joy because I had created a "practice of gratitude" out of it.

Here is some other ways to practice gratitude.