Over the last two years I have seen so many good people suffering. Clients calling us crying, because they lost their job and were faced with losing their home. Most were worried about how it would affect their children and their future. Our entire industry - every supplier, builder, agent, construction workers - everyone's life was affected. I read somewhere that the recession wasn't personal - it was after all of us. Decisions that were made in 2007 and before looked like good decisions at the time.
Despite all this, I have seen great portraits of faith during these times. My wife's cousin is a builder in another state. Through these dark and desolate times for that industry, she has written often on Facebook about how proud she is of him for taking another job (economists call that underemployment) to support their family during these times. They aren't blaming anyone, or any thing - they are simply doing what they have to do, in faith, every day. Very touching.
I came to work this morning not expecting to be so moved and inspired. I starting reading my daily blogs (thanks as always, Seth) and followed the link to the Lemonade movie. I'm still thinking about it. Things are going to be okay, I think.