One thing this economic crisis has taught me...
The one thing that econcomic crisis has taught me... (through self-searching)... is that every single time it has been reported that we have an "economic crisis"... I made more money in those years and lived a better qualify of life... than I did when it was reported that "the economy is good!"
That has been my experience while drinking and while sober.
Yes. I did suffer some great losses during some of the "economic crisis" times... (stock market crashes, etc.) but my cashflow consistantly was increasing. And, when it wasn't increasing... I still had an abundance of the things that I really needed.
I always thought that was an interesting discovery for me.
My first reaction was... "Gees!!! Us alcoholics are a tough bunch! What would wipe out normal people... we just trudge right through it!"
My best wishes go out to all who are suffering bad times. I understand. I've gone through many of them sober... and I learned that because of God's grace and AA... I didn't have to drink over them... they did pass... and life continually got better... as I made some important discoveries about living life sober.
I also learned that it was my perception and judgement of what's "good and bad" has a tremendous amount to do with my experiences of good and bad.
I learned that if I changed my thinking, thoughts and attitudes... about what was good and bad... it could literally change my life and my experience of my experience.
There have been a few times that were so bad... that I considered that the fact that I was still sober was the best thing going on for me!
Later on, after I got through the bad time... as I reflected on it, I realized it could have gotten much worse... but, it didn't. And, I learned that a loving God and loving people were caring about me and sometimes carrying me... as I trudged on the Road of Happy Destiny.