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Facing the Jobless Monster – One Family’s Journey

The unemployment rate and other technical terms used to describe the impact fail to capture the anguish and human toll of the economic  tsunami.

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Like a tornado, it strike swats within communities and industries  leaving many staggering and drowning in a sea of debt and despair.

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One powerful tool that we do possess to battle the sinking feeling of despair is hope.

Hope is said to give energy to the mind to explore the possibilities of a new day. Hope stays the course even when doors are slammed, and phone calls are not returned.

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Putting a face to and sharing the odyssey of the journey from  joblessness to employment can hopefully inspire those of us in the unemployment vice.

Click and listen to a journey from despair to hope.

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We did not dare to breathe a prayer,

 

Or give our anguish scope.

 

Something was dead within each of us,

 

And what was dead was Hope.

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“I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.”

 

— J.C. Penney, businessman

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How can we further share hope beyond misery?

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About the author

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I am an entrepreneur whose focus is on helping small businesses deploy internet marketing tools to leverage new customers and profits. I believe in the survival of the knitted, and thus champion those who are making a difference in our community.