I work in an industry that long ago taught me that change is inevitable and almost celebrated. If you are in sales in any form of technology you need change, otherwise, where will your next sale come from? Consumers see this daily through the $500 sale of a phone when it is first released to its quick decline to $99 with a two-year service agreement within 6 – 7 months. Due mostly in part to a more advanced model coming out. So what does all of this change teach us? I hope you can answer with the word “patience”. In our “got to have it now” society, PATIENCE is truly a virtue. I bought my camera a year ago with 7.5 megapixels for $499 with a 2 gig memory card for $120 and 3 months later the same camera was $249 and that memory card almost reduced in cost by half. Patience. Our pocketbooks are SCREAMING “PATIENCE”. Our credit card balances are screaming “PATIENCE”. Why aren’t we listening? The economy is declining, gas prices are going up and I find myself scratching my head trying to figure out what all of it means to me. For the first time in my adult career, I am afraid to be downsized. Not because it hasn’t happened before, but because when it has happened we were able to bounce back quickly with another job. High-paying, quality jobs are tougher to find. Times are getting tough people. You can do yourself the biggest favor by paying down your debt, putting money in your savings and by all means try not to drive around town. Gas prices will never be as low as $259 again. This is a SCARY thought! And practice PATIENCE! The United States is taking a hit in the World Economy. The value of the dollar is down, foreclosures are sky rocketing and the average personal debt is through the roof. This is not the change that should be celebrated. Lets change with the technology and let it help us to find better and more cost effective ways to conduct business as well as live our every day lives. Educate yourself on what is going on around you. And by all means VOTE!!!! I am addicted to change, but I also think it is important to understand what change means to us. These are only points to ponder. Thank you for listening.