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Note: I replaced the clip from Hulu with the original from NBC because a reader in the UK alerted me that the Hulu clip wouldn't run outside the U.S.
I posted an abbreviated clip of this Suze Orman comment at my other blog moments ago and decided to post the full clip here. It was something I caught at the end of the news over the weekend and I could not get it out of my mind. Not remembering which network I happened to be watching, I had to hunt it down online. Turns out it was one of those nifty "In Their Own Words" segments featured on NBC Nightly News.
So, in her own words, here is Suze Orman speaking the haunting truth about the economy in the U.S.
And I continue to hopeprayhopeprayhope that Michael's job is saved in the upcoming cutbacks within the State of Oregon system, and I continue to worryhopeprayworryhopeprayworry for all those who are struggling and living lives of chaos and despair.
Orman ends by noting that we might now ask ourselves, "What are the small things that would make me happy?" which is, of course, why her comments made a perfect post for my other blog, Clutterquake, .....but the question is certainly applicable here also. Being stripped down to sheer fear can be paralyzing as far as creativity is concerned. But paring down to sheer simplicity has the capacity to heighten creativity. These are near-daily concerns of mine now.