How can you???

@dazedaze (108)
August 10, 2009 8:12pm CST
How can you be happy when you seem overdrawn in the bank weekly and all your bills are piling up? It's getting harder to get my kid some milk and being happy is the one thing I try doing. My child is my source of happiness at the moment, but every time he goes without something I'd love to give him I don't feel so joyful. How can you stay happy when there's no money in the bank?
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
11 Aug 09
Seems like I've been living like that all my life. I'm happy because I'm healthy as are my wife and children and their children. Sure, I'd like more things, for my daughter at home and my wife, heck, even myself. But, those things are material. So long as the family has something to eat and a roof over their heads, I am happy. There are people that have it far worse off than I do and I feel for them.
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• United States
11 Aug 09
Been there done that! I have lived through many times such as what you described. It will really pass. I promise. There will be something new tomorrow. Just try to explore some options like here in the US we have different programs to help. It's just not an easy place to be in. And you can always compare where you are with someone who has things worse. Like right now I have not had a job for 9 months as I am staying with my son who was in a terrible car accident. I am literally living in the nursing home with him.... but I have to find things that I am thankful for in the situation. I could have to sleep in the vehicle and not stay with him. ALl my things are safe even though I do not have them here. I haven't lost them. I have food to eat.... and so forth.... just got to adjust your thinking a little bit!
• United States
11 Aug 09
I'm there with you. I want to cry every time I look at my online bank statement. It seems to stay in the red. Our family has really struggled this year. School started here last week and my daughter didn't even have new clothes to wear. I barely had the money to get supplies and a new pair of shoes. I work my butt off about 18 hours day online just to attempt to keep the bank out of the red. In fact, it's 7 am here and I haven't slept since the night before last when I napped about 2 hours. Work..work...work but it's never enough.
• India
11 Aug 09
money isn't everything.i know this is a big thing to say but dont forget u have your son the greatest source of happiness that god has given you...