Gas costs $3.79 a gallon and since we live in the middle of nowhere, we drive everywhere. Grocery costs have gone up by 20-30% and everything else seems to be following suit. The media brodcasts our economic plight daily with a plummeting DOW, inflation and a host of other words like "recession." People's stomachs are tied in knots trying to figure out how to weather this economic storm.
And yet, here I sit in my well-insulated home, at my computer, with a full stomach. Here's a few sobering statistics that have kept things in perspective for me:
*At least 54% of the world's population lives on less than $3 a day
That's MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD!!!
*91% of the world lives on less than $10,000 a year.
Which means most of us are in the top 10% of the world when it comes to finances.
So, what was it we were grumbling about?