Good morning to all. Today is just a little reminder about how we all need to stay vigil and be ready and stocked for anything - but first and foremost DO NOT PANIC!!!!!
I keep reading about all these people freaking out because of gas stations being low or out of gas on the east cost and rising prices on things and 'so called' shortages on stuff. STOP THE PANIC!!!!!
Please don't be one of these people.
The best advice I can offer is STAY ready - so you don't have to GET ready! Add a little each time you go out and shop or add to your garden supplies. Remember that story about the hare and the turtle? Remember who won?
Stock what you use and use what you stock.
Don't be going out and getting all kinds of exotic junk - know what your family uses. That is what you need. Use what you have on hand and continually add new - ROTATE! This is important and prevents waste.
We went through the great TP caper of 2020 and we made it!!!!! We all figured out a way. I remember going through the gas crisis in the 70's - limited supplies, waiting in long lines, stations running out - but we found a way. Living through the 80's and the economy took a huge dive - stocks plummeted and prices went up - yep we made it.
Don't panic - stay calm - make no rash and sudden decisions and realize that all will go back to 'normal' eventually.
Life is full of ups and downs and many of us have been through many. Our parents/grandparents made it through the great depression - all the wiser for it.
Not saying things don't get tough and sometimes things just stink - but we will survive. We have to sometimes evolve and change as we get older.
It is different for everyone - so no one person has the answers. Do what works for you and your family and don't try to do what the Jones's do. DO YOU!
I love the saying that out of poverty comes ingenuity! That is so true. I learned so much from parents as did many of you - they went through a lot in the their lives and hopefully we all learned lessons that will help us as well.
*Gas shortages - it will end. Until then walk, bike or car pool or just stay home if possible. This is not the time for a vacation or joy rides!
*Higher prices - I don't buy unless it is on sale or clearance - so not too worried about higher regular prices. Never pay retail price!
*Shortages - some things we can simply do without! Find a new way or choice. Change up menus or recipes to account for something being hard to get. Use your pantry and freezer.
I see folks say - oh no we can't find milk or bread or chicken...... Well, do without! I think we can all survive a while without something (other than meds). It isn't going to kill you to be inconvenienced for a a bit.
Plan ahead - can, freeze and stock what you may need in future (eggs here)
These are the reason we stay prepared. You never know what may happen or come your way. If you are ALREADY stocked you don't have to rush out and GET stocked.
Stay calm and just slowly move forward. Life happens and we get through ups and downs every day.
My biggest blessing is faith. I know God has a plan for me and He watches over me. I give it to Him and I keep my sanity - without Him I do not know what I would do.
Be blessed my friends! Stay vigil and calm. Do NOT panic.