Here are some positives of our declining job market and economy:
1) People work way harder because they don't want to lose their jobs. It's rare to get bad service these days. Walk into any fast food place and everyone there is hustling their asses off and everything is nice and clean. It's nice!
2) We value more. No more horrible spending for us! And once again we see that material possessions aren't everything and pull together.
3) We get creative. We find ways to save and make money, like blogging!
4) Lower property value - if you manage to land a career, now's the time to buy!
I know it's rough out there. I'm looking up jobs on craigslist now, as a matter of fact. But, always try to find the good in the bad.