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Reading the newspaper, watching the news can be depressing these days. Most of the talk is concerning the financial crisis which has hit the whole world not just The US. I feel for people that have lost their homes and their jobs. Then you think who is next? Do I have job security? It is extremely hard to live in fear! I was introduced via fellow Turkey blogger, Turkish Muse to the terms scarcity mentality and abundance mentality. Here is a little from Wikihow, an article "How to cultivate an abundance mentality" for these hard times...

Much of society seems to be built on a scarcity mentality. It's a mentality that tells people that there is a lack in life, that opportunities are few and far between. This is, of course, useful for society because if people feel that there is a lack, then you can get them to buy stuff; thus, the economy and society can continue to live and prosper by reinforcing a scarcity mentality in people.

The scarcity mentality can be quite painful for the individual and create a lot of unnecessary fear, anxiety and desperation. An abundance mentality, on the other hand, tells you that there are always new chances and opportunities. This relieves much of the pressure you may feel if you have a scarcity mentality that makes you think that you've only got one shot right now. Or it makes you feel like an utter failure just because you stumbled and things didn’t work out. An abundance mentality can help you improve your performance since with it, you’re creating a lot less pressure and anxieties within your own mind.

Please check out tips for your own positive cultivation at Wikihow

One thing about Turkey is that people find jobs WHEREVER they possible can, çayci(person who just makes tea and coffee all day for an office),no one ever pumps their own gas and selling tissue packages or bananas on the side of the toll booths on the busy highway! Things were hard there before this "ekonomik cris" and have since escalated. The above photo is an example of an interesting way to make a buck. Men will string out balloons into the Bosporus sea in Istanbul. They will bring their Bebe gun and charge a few YTL to let people try their steady hand at shooting. Bosporus balloon game.

Get creative, celebrate moderation, loose the sense of entitlement and appreciate what you have...