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    Posted February 10, 2009 by
    Alburqueque, New Mexico
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    Surviving a tough economy

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    Inspiration In Albuquerque


    Seems like the more we travel east, the deeper, the more inspirational the stories get. Sometimes the days are easier, sometimes the days are harder. But they are always rewarding.


    Many times, I complain about how little I have, then I meet someone that has more responsibilty than I do. It really makes me wonder. I have to appreciate what I have and not think about what I don't have.



    My friend told me this once: "Start your day, with a moment of gratitude."



    Meet The Frankel family. 2 working parents, supporting ten others not including themselves. There are currently 12 people, living in one household. Even when the times are tough, they are still paying the bills, feeding their children, and working harder than ever. They look at the situation in the eye, and they just do it. There's no magic, they just have to.





    The Frankel family embodies everything I've always wanted.  A bright example, the light of the end of the tunnel, the solution.


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