Finding the Silver Lining

Have you noticed rising food prices?

What about fuel – are you spending quite a bit there nowadays as well?

Despite assurances from the government that prices are not rising (or at least not much, they say), all we need to do is visit the grocery store, the mall or the gas station to realize that we don’t see prices through the same lens as the Fed!

Truth is, we can’t depend on the government to provide for us – and it’s high time we returned to a “Little House on the Prairie” mindset – hard work, refusing to quit, strong faith and values, and becoming as self-sufficient as possible with what we have.

This isn’t necessarily a terrible thing, though.

Sure, things have gotten into an awful mess because of government spending like there’s no tomorrow, weather gone wild, and our entertainment-addicted society.

But getting back to the basics – such as growing and storing food, investing in assets that retain their value, starting a home business, hanging out more at home, and actually calling on our creativity for some activities and experiences can strengthen our ties with each other and bring about a sense of gratefulness that we play a part in our own destiny – if we will embrace that mindset.

I believe that we do need to axe government waste, cut taxes, go on a serious debt diet, and return to what our forefathers called: “A government by the people and for the people.”

But while we’re standing for change in the highest places of leadership, we can also implement change in our own little corner of the world – and begin to create a better place to live – from the inside out as well as from the top down.

I’m all about action, so I encourage you to take specific action in this direction this very weekend.

What 3 things can you do (or begin) to help you move more in the direction of self-sufficiency as far as your food supply goes? If an unexpected event occurred, do you have food enough for a few weeks? Months? Years?  Grocery stores only have a 3 day supply.  How about you?

List 3 actions you can take now to make provision for your future.

Then don’t just think about it – take action and do it.

(P.S. Be sure to sign up for your “Future Blueprint” mini-course in the sidebar to give you some concrete ideas for your planning – and your Action Step 1 is done!) Bring on the future!

One Response to Finding the Silver Lining
  1. Marsha Godwin
    August 9, 2011 | 7:32 pm

    Hi Lisa…
    I wish more people were taking what is going on in the economy more seriously. I hope you article gets someone to stop, think and begin to prepare. Food Storage is a simple way to begin!

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