The reality of my life is that our sources of monetary gain are rapidly diminishing. Hubby has been out of work for over two months now with nothing concrete that will start to replace his income. I have been focusing on getting through the holiday season realistically this year. I have also started looking for employment outside of the house to increase the income that is coming into our home. We are so blessed even now compared to a vast majority of the world's population that I have not allowed myself to wallow in "Woe is Me" thinking. I am sure that my husband doesn't need me to constantly reiterate what the situation is either.
This has certainly be a test of the depth of my Stoic belief system. Even in this trial by "fire" so to speak the fundamentals of the philosophy and life path remain relevant and positive.