Since childhood, many of us were taught that part of the American dream is success in the work place. That didn’t mean a person had to be fabulously wealthy or famous. It meant that if we worked hard we could expect to be rewarded for our efforts.
In recent years, in too many cases, the “reward” has been further employment with little or no pay increase … and few thoughts of advancement. This is just a terrible economy when it comes to the good old American dream of success.
It’s nice to see some of our elected officials trying to set a good example of sharing the pain. Sedgwick County Commissioners and Wichita City Council members … along with the mayor … have decided against taking pay raises. District Attorney Nola Foulston … whose salary is determined by the state … had no raise in 2009, this year, or next year.
For those who are suffering, this terrible economy can’t last forever. Things have got to get better. Hang in there!
Our thought for today is from Richard M. DeVos:
“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. A “you can do it” when things are tough.”