Sometimes, when I think of bad economic times, I catch myself thinking "Thank goodness we are all well educated and don't have to rely on factory jobs, which always fluctuate with the economy!". But, of course, that can become a kind of snobbery. Today I saw that Citigroup is laying off 53, 000 workers, who I assume are of the white collar variety. I don't remember a time in my lifetime when the financial industry was laying people off. We're not talking about a hiring freeze here. These are actual layoffs.
So, today, I'm not merely thankful for jobs I enjoy, I'm thankful that I and my family members are all currently employed, period. I pray that it stays that way, but, of course, it might not. Whatever the future, I know the Lord will provide. I know we will pull together and help each other through.
The November 30 Day Thanksgiving Challenge