Let it snow, let it snow, let it recession…
The snow and me of course… bet I can guess which one you’re most excited about!
There’s just something about the snow isn’t there that brings out the child in us? What’s that all about? For most of us, not trapped in it one way or another, waking up to a blanket of snow has a unique way of making us smile. It’s like a long lost friend; who can only visit every once in a while and can’t stay, or like a cold baptism, cleansing away all the grime of everyday life with its white, virginal goodness. Or is it simply because it reminds of when we were young, carefree and fearless. Whatever your reason, enjoy our new visitor for he won’t be staying long.
I apologise for my absence but it’s been a busy two weeks, I don’t think my eyes have left my laptop screen. Ever since buying CGA and becoming Managing Director two weeks ago, life has been a relentless series of meetings and late nights (and by late I mean early mornings). CGA has just launched a new website (what? you haven’t seen it? Check it out here) but I think, thank God, that things may be starting to ease up as far as getting some of the urgent formalities signed off. Now, I can turn my attention to actually running the business, oh and Casa Bella’s Devil’s Dinner party which is in just two weeks! Follow the latest developments on that on our Facebook page here.
Considering the above, I haven’t actually had much time to watch the news but I’m sure I caught a segment telling me that we’re on the brink of another recession. Another one? Really? I didn’t even notice we’d emerged from the one that’s been lingering, like a bad smell, for the past two years. What is it with the news and the perpetual tales of misery anyway? In fact television newscasters must be the only personalities in history that start off a sentence with “good evening” and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t!
I guess you can’t really blame them because if it wasn’t a constant stream of misery, the cynics would probably bitch that the news is just gooey diatribe, not so dissimilar to soap operas, or is that Saturday night programming? I forget.
The reality is that no matter what you’re fed by the news, by your family or anybody in your circle of acquaintances, life is ultimately about what you make of it (and yes, I know that sounds like the aforementioned gooey trite stuff but it’s true). We all have ups and downs, good times, bad times, bliss and worry but it’s how we deal with it that counts. Yes, we’re in a recession, so what? It’ll just mean we’ll have to tighten our belts yet another notch, constantly talking about it won’t change a thing… if anything, the perpetual scaremongering is only going to force us further into the abyss as terrified consumers will try to cling onto their reserves of cash for even longer.
Actions speak louder than words. Talk is cheap and all that. We can’t influence the theory, we can only work on the facts which roughly translates to there’s nothing constructive in worrying about something that may not happen, and if it has happened then it’s how we deal with it that really will make the difference.
In the meantime, let’s all just make the most of what we have… like our long lost friend who has finally decided to pay us a visit. Now’s the time to make the most of him before he melts away and is here no longer. 🙂
Have a great Sunday!