How You Doin'?

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Life is good.

Sure, there are still longstanding issues in my life, I'm feeling the scramble of catching up after a week away from work, my car was ticketed while sitting in a parking lot, my bank account isn't bursting with gold bricks, and I've got a ringworm or five ...but, really: Life is good.

One of the 1,500+ posts I skimmed through this morning urged me to tell you that this is the time to buy, buy, buy. Granted, I'm not a fan of the "trick 'em into buying stuff" and "make money at all costs" marketing schemes. That's lame and unhelpful. I want to be helpful. But as I pondered the advice, I realized it was true: Let's focus on the positives. The economy, for all the very real problems out there, seems to be just fine for a lot of people. As my best friend, who works for a major electronics corporation, has often said while selling thousands of dollars of electronics to people: "What recession?"

I realize that there are certainly times when life is hard ...really hard. And if you're there, I'm sorry. Hang in there! But for those of us who just tend to get bogged down in the bad, perhaps it's time to remember: Life is good.

And if the numbers I've seen are any indication, just as many people were able to afford homeschool materials this year as last. That's incredibly good news considering how many single-income families there are in the homeschool community.

So, how are you doing?

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

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