Thursday 13

13 Good things about the economic downturn

1. People are unconsciously becoming more green. I see people bringing water from home instead of buying bottled water. And packed lunches. And taking fewer plastic bags because they are buying less.

2. People are
getting more exercise. Best way to cope with stress is to sweat it out.

3. Bargains galore! If there's something you've been hankering after and you can afford it, now the best time to buy!

4. Conspicuous consumption has taken a backseat. Yay! Buy only what you need. Is there a need to be showy?

5. Consumers finally know the extent of retail markups. I thought I I really know.

. (Hopefully) Better service everywhere. We all want this.

7. A deeper appreciation of FAMILY and FRIENDS.

8. A desire to find REAL MEANING in life. There has to be more to life than working to feed consumption.

People are finding CREATIVE ways of spending their time. Using things they already own or just taking a walk and appreciating nature.

10. Businesses that add genuine value to the supply chain will survive.

11. Best time to be a creative entrepreneur. Especially if your value preposition is cost efficient.

12. People will realize that it does not take a lot (of money) to be happy.

We will really see the BEST COMPANIES IN THE WORLD TO WORK FOR. A corporation is nothing without its employees and this is the best time to demonstrate its appreciation. Some transparency will help. It would really suck to go to work everyday worrying about what's going to happen next.
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anthonynorth said...

We could do with some positive things at the moment. Thanks for that.

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Hootin' Anni said...

I always said that the stuff on sale and a good bargain price...the companies were still making a profit on it. Now, THAT was markup.

My thirteen is posted. Come visit and view some of my favorite personal photos I took of them....Clydesdales that is. Happy Thursday.

Brenda ND said...

It's great to look at the upside of life. Happy TT!

Tricia said...

Great list! It's been sort of nice seeing some of our neighbors start living more realistic lives. We have been living on a tight budget for several years in order for me to stay home with my daughter. It gets hard to explain why we don't have things or do things; but now no one is buying them or doing them.

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Claudia said...

I love also what Seth Godin says - the dip is lower, you're risking less to do your own thing.

Great way to look on the bright side! Well done

Anonymous said...

Great list! I've been noticing a lot of positive thinking 13 lists this week. It's been such a nice morning of reading for me :)

Anonymous said...

Silver lining for the win.

Magnificent list, you really made my day.

Anonymous said...

this is great post!

Rikki said...

Good post, and you are a fellow scrapbooker to boot, I noticed. Thanks for visiting my TT! Rikki

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