Now, I realize that I usually write about food and will diverge slightly from that topic for today. Today is Labor day in the U.S. which means that a lot of people will have the day off work. There are also a lot of people, approximately 8.3% of the population, who are unemployed.
They say that you never really appreciate something until you lose it and I think that applies very well in this case. Unemployment hast been improving steadily since November 2009 according to Google Public Data and even though sometimes it’s hard to see the improvement when you’re the one who’s still struggling to find work, it really is getting better. It’s normal for many people to be frustrated that it’s taking so long, especially in a now now now culture that we have developed but if you take a step back you can see that things are improving.
I know this from personal experience and even though it can be easy to get impatient because that perfect job doesn’t show up at the drop of a hat I have to force myself to remember that it hasn’t been as long as it feels, that there’s still a lot I can do and to be grateful for the freelance work that I’ve gotten in the mean time.
With elections coming up, the economy is an obvious point of contention between the candidates and, of course, the voters. No matter which side of the fence you are one, today is a great opportunity to remember to be grateful for the work you do have, and for the things that it allows you to do.
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