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Rainy Days.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | August 7, 2011

No. 675

I heard on the weather report this morning that the next four days will bring rain.  The cheerleaders who report the weather on TV work on the unspoken assumption that lots of sunshine is the only recipe for a beautiful day. Not so.  Rainy days are beautiful, too.

If we wait for the weather to change before we are permitted to be happy, how much happiness do we lose in a lifetime? Negative thinking keeps us from being happy and everything that goes with it.

The same thinking applies to economics. The weather report for the economy is calling for rainy days long into the foreseeable future. They love to scare us with the R word. When someone uses the phrase “in this economy”  he is expressing the same brand of negativity as the weatherman.  Why even try?  All it will do is rain on you!

Yet, some of the largest and most prosperous businesses in America were started during the Depression. “Bad” times create opportunities. Change creates opportunities. And the good news is that change is happening at an ever increasing pace.

Don’t let the weather people, the talking heads or anybody else tell you how to experience life.  Life is not a group  experience.  It is personal. Make your’s a positive one.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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