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Biggest Recession Ever…How are you doing?

October 22, 2008

Biggest Recession Ever…How are you doing?

I was recently having lunch at Riverside Grill this past week. (For those of you who don’t know, this is one of my top ‘get-a-away’ restaurants locally in Chino, .) Anyways, sitting next to me was an old friend with his wife, and as we started to get talking, he had asked me how my gym was doing in “today’s’” economy.

Now before I share my response, I read something interesting that had caught my eye. It stated that allegedly 67% of Americans are unhappy with the direction this country is headed. So in essence 2/3 of the population just isn’t happy and wants a change. But what could we possibly be so unhappy about?

Hear what Ana Manley                                        Liz C. (Publisher, West Coast Media)

Bedros Keuilian                                                                & Andy Ronquillo
(President, Keuilian Health &Fitness)     (Executive Director-Chino Chamber of Commerce)
Could it be that we do not have water and electricity to get ready in the morning? Or maybe having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world?Perhaps the thought of knowing that in the case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments to save you and your family? Or maybe you’re upset that as you watch your flat screen TV, if a burglar were to intrude an equipped officer would come to your aide? Possibly it could be that our neighborhoods are free of bombs & where 90% of teenagers own cell phones and computers? How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy (that everyone else in the world envies). Could it be that a whopping 95.4% of us have a job? Might it be the wonderful nature we have? (Beach, mountains, flowers, sun, moon, etc.)

Starting to follow me now? Just in case you’re not…Being from Iran, we had to wait in a two hour line to buy bread. We had to hide in the basement because Sadaam Hussein was dropping bombs on us! We did not (and still do not) have freedom of speech or religion!

Fact of the matter is that we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats like Paris Hilton! She has never had to go through hardship to earn a dime and has had everything handed to her. The same goes for us in the United States. We are really the most blessed people in the world who do nothing what so ever, but complain about what we don’t have and/or what we hate about the country instead of being grateful that we live here! Just because we have to try a little hard, get a little more creative and go the extra mile to make money, all of a sudden we get lazy.

The only topic on people’s mind today is how bad the economy is, and how everything is just horrible! But stop for a minute and think, in America we are encouraged to borrow money and buy things on credit, where as in most other countries owing money is considered a bad thing. We bought houses that we couldn’t even afford, and now that we can’t afford it we blame everybody else but ourselves!

We blame others for suggesting (not telling) us how to spend our money, when in reality we are liable for our personal well-being and money. We sit around relying on the government to tell us it’s okay to start making money or stop spending and then in turn wonder why we are such in an instable position?!?!

Which leads me to wonder why everybody is constantly negative? (Everybody will watch a car crash, but how many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner?) My point is that when you surround yourself around positive, grateful people you will in turn think the same way. All it takes is one look around you to see the vast amount of wonderful things you have. I am personally sick and tired of people complaining about how bad the economy is, and start to be grateful for all the things you have!

I quote my Pastor Chris when I say “We buy things we can’t afford with the money we don’t have to impress the people we don’t like”.Think about that!

This was posted by Dr. Saman Bakhtiar

Chino Hills Top Personal Trainer

Offering Personal Training to Chino & Chino Hills Residents

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