How do you still enjoy life despite the hard financial times?

United States
March 27, 2009 6:37pm CST
Lots of people are cutting back these days... I have taken to going to a discount movie theater where the movies are $1.75 whenever they change their movies... The movies have been out in the theaters for about a month but the fact that they are out that long does not really matter and it is nice to eat the popcorn and drink the Cherry Coke while watching a movie on the big screen with someone I love. It is one way that I enjoy life. Of course just breathing, just stretching, just standing and walking and talking and singing are wonderful too... It is good to be alive in this day and to spend a little time on mylot with you all... How do you still enjoy life despite the hard financial times?
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@Aquilis (175)
28 Mar 09
I have started trying to grow my own food to save a bit of money, not done loads of it yet, but will need to see how it goes :) I've been avoiding going to the cinema and eating out so much because the prices have actually gone up here since the crisis. Instead I've fallen back on my more creative habbits such as writing and drawing. They help me to relax and they are great fun to do :)
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• United States
28 Mar 09
You are growing a garden and have been drawing and writing more... That is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
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• United States
27 Mar 09
I have been spending quality time with my man. We don't need to spend any money at all. My daughter has been spending a lot of time with her friends. She will go with her friends to MC Donald's. She will only buy 2$ worth of stuff. Saving us much money on fast food. I have been cooking at home and it's saved me a lot of money as well.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Spending quality time with the man you love. Allowing your daughter to spend time with friends at MC. And cooking great homestyle meals for your family... Sounds like these times have their definate good points for you. Thanks for sharing.
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@liviurus (155)
• Romania
28 Mar 09
as other said, i have to stick to the idea that family (my wife and kid) is the best thing to comfort you when you are down...and I think everyone should have done that, and it would not be so much trouble in the whole world.
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@Volkus (202)
• Romania
29 Mar 09
I like your opinion about family! Yes, this is the only joy that remains when everything is falling apart near you. I saw that you are from Romania, me too! Ti am dat friend request, accepta ma :P
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• United States
31 Mar 09
Thanks for sharing about your family being the best thing to comfort you... I think that you are right... People were indeed trying to fill their emotional needs with things and this was problematic. Now, perhaps our priorities are more in order in the world.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
Hi Volarus, Thanks for commenting here and for making a friend here too.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Mar 09
We have made it through every thing so we will make it again that what I keep in my mind no matter what they (obama and they rest) throw at us. We still go out and gamble like we always have wehn we have a little extra to spend and I still am planning on oing to family reunion in June! just trying to save the money to do it!
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• United States
31 Mar 09
The knowledge that you have made it before and can make it again is a wonderful thing to nurture. You are still having fun and are continuing to value family and to want to get together with them... Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
31 Mar 09
thanks and your welcome!
@narayan2006 (2955)
• India
27 Mar 09
In every crisis situation,there is always some or other opportunity that knocks one' door. We need to change our approach,attitude and outlook in recognizing the hidden opportunity and become innovative in tackling such situations. One needs to correctly know one's strengths and weaknesses and improve one's skill in taking up new challenges and situations,with positive outlook. Just as there are many areas where one can control cost, there are also several ways for exploring and exploiting new opportunities. Thanks.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
You are: Seeking new opportunities Being innovative. Accepting challenges and situations with optimism. Exploring... Thanks for sharing this.
• India
15 Apr 09
Thanks for awarding me the best response.People who looks at everything with positive attitude become successful in discovering hidden opportunities everywhere. Have a nice day!!
• Philippines
29 Mar 09
Well, I just laugh with friends and go out in cheap restaurant and there, we have fun. Hehehe. I still enjoy life though. hehehe.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
Laughing with friends in cheap restaurants sounds like a great way to enjoy life... Thanks for sharing it here.
@mmmprien (11)
28 Mar 09
easy the internet is the cheapest way to enjoy a bit of life,i just chill out watch a movie on the internet drink A few drinks really its fun and the cheapest and like you said coming on mylot is also fun.....................,going out is fun to but if you have no money in your back pocket internet is the way,or have a house party. bob bring own booze
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• United States
31 Mar 09
The internet movies are indeed great... Hulu, Fancast, Netflicks and other sites are wonderful. Thanks for sharing about the internet movies here.
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I live close to a big tourist area and as we are feeling the money crunch they are too, so to get people to still visit the attractions they are giving out huge local discounts as well as just free admissions. So when we have a free weekend, we just go out for a drive to go do some of the things we havent done yet in the area that are offering good discounts. We check out everything online and our Friday paper because that's there we find out deals on doing stuff. Our childrens musuems also have free admissions, so it's well worth going to those as well. If we aren't out doing that, then we are just spending quality time together playing games, and such.
• United States
31 Mar 09
It is great that so many companies which were over pricing attractions and products anyway are lowering their prices so that the locals can actually experience them. I am glad this is happening in your case. It is good that your family enjoys doing things together at home or elsewhere. Togetherness is a wonderful thing. Thanks for sharing.
@blion23 (404)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Yes, I certainly still enjoy life. I take my children to the park, I enjoy the nice weather, play ball and catch with my kids and take my family to the movies and out to eat. The hard financial times will not take away my life and are evanescent and fleeting and I know that they will pass with time. It is essential that you enjoy your life and make sure you live everyday like it is your last. Good Luck and happy mylotting.
• United States
31 Mar 09
Going to the park with the kids is a great thing... Going to the movies and out to eat helps the theatres and the restaurants and their employees stay alive. Your dedication to enjoying life and living every day as if it is your last is a good thing. Thanks for sharing.
@ip5217 (1656)
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
I write and write and write to express what I feel and of course visiting my lot everyday is a very good therapy. I gain friends from here. So, this is a very good way to spend and enjoy your time because you are earning at the same time. In fact, if you come to think about it, it's not the earning that matters anymore. It is the experience that makes it fulfilling.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
I am glad that you are able to write, to come here and visit friends and to experience this and other aspects of life as well... Thanks for sharing... Best wishes.
@jshekhar (1563)
• India
28 Mar 09
I am really lucky to have a family that supports me all the time. I am into my final year of engineering and would start earning from September. I am not earning yet and am dependent on my family. I wish to help them out in whichever little way I can and that is the reason I have started working on the net. I am happy to get whatever little money I get from here.
• United States
31 Mar 09
It is great that your family is supportive of you and that you are wanting to take care of them too. I am hoping that you will get a lot from here.
• China
28 Mar 09
The financial times is really hard for most of us. I am currently still in hard work. I will hang out with my friends when I get time. Since it is spring, we can go to the park. We can play volleyballs. Although curretly it is hard for us to live in a decent way, we still can find ways to enjoy ourselves. Life is always colorful if you think in this way.
• United States
31 Mar 09
I am glad that you have friends that you can play vollyball with... Life is indeed colorful if you do find ways to enjoy it... Thanks for sharing this.
@la_chique (1499)
28 Mar 09
ha, just take out another bank loan or credit card
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• United States
31 Mar 09
good joke... I would hope that people will refrain from doing that unless they have enough income to pay off the loans and the credit cards.
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
28 Mar 09
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• United States
31 Mar 09
Not quite sure that this is the best place to share your information about a business opportunity here... Doesn't quite go with the theme of the sharing... Thanks anyway.
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
all of us really are affected by this crisis. but still i set to it to enjoy life to the fullest. by having the time to be with the persons i love. to spend on the things which are a must then sacrifice the wants.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
Setting out to enjoy life to the fullest through spending time with those you love and through sacrificing the wants to meet the needs is a great thing... Thanks for sharing this with us.
@rashmie (948)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Mar 09
Yes, the circumstances are not good...I personally felt problem because of this hardship...but at the end of the day I think, I have nothing to do with all this...If I am not responsible for this mess then why I should worry about that....the time will again change like the rule of the nature and again there will be a new day for me and all other professionals who are feeling the heat...thinking it allow me to forget the recession and its effects and I found myself.............
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• United States
28 Mar 09
It sounds like you have a good attitude... You know things will get better and also know that you can only deal with what is yours to deal with... Both are good shares here. Thanks.