Originally Posted by Jennifer5
The thread Love and Money: Valentine's Day
, got me thinking about it.
Is it possible that the recession will be good for us? Think about the way that it is testing relationships. I think perhaps the recession gives people a chance to remember what's really important. When there isn't much money, people find other ways to be 'happy'. They are reminded that money never did but happiness.
Happy Valentine's Day! This one could be special, you'll be reminded that money can't buy you love.
Yes, that's possible. Adversity often has things to teach and remind us if we are open to learning and remembering. One of the secrets to getting smarter as you get older is learning to be open to the lessons that adversity teaches.
This doesn't mean that adversity doesn't suck. it does. It just means that good can come of it if you are looking for it. God also has a way of lurking about in the midst of difficult times waiting to give us a leg up into new insights.