With the economy and job market the way they are, it is easy for American's to get frustrated or angry or feeling like everything is going downhill. Even country music (which consistently reflects the times) is exhibits this with the new songs "Shuttin' Detroit Down" or on a lighter note "Marry for Money".
The good news? Good things are still happening all over the world. A mission team at our church just returned from Guatemala yesterday after working with Habitat for Humanity and Healing Waters International. You can read more about it here. It's the type of work trip I'd like to go on (if I hadn't just taken a month off to go to Thailand....).
So remember....even when it's tough, you can still do good work, keep a positive attitude and give thanks.