All I am hearing anymore is how tough things are. When I talk to people about how business is, the normal answer begins with, "You know with the economy and the price of gas..." The amazing thing to me is that the next part of the sentence is typically that that person is doing well, it's just everyone else that seems to be not doing well.
I know there is suffering, but there is also still plenty of opportunity. I have to make sure I keep my perspective and also that I help everyone around me keep his or her perspective so we don't create a self fulfilling prophecy of doom and gloom.
Keep you head up and keep pushing forward.