This time of year, we sometimes feel as if we are in the financial doldrums. As someone once said, "There's nothing like the holidays to put a bounce in your checks." And someone else said, "Anyone who doesn't think Christmas doesn't last all year doesn't use credit cards or charge accounts." So we may find ourselves right now experiencing a financial shortfall. But worrying doesn't make things any better. Worry creates tension, and tension tends to block us from seeing the way to solve our problem. So the first thing to do when we find ourselves upset and worried about our financial situation is to relax, release the worry, the fear, the anxiety. And then we can open our minds and hearts to the right solution to our situation. In every situation there is always, always a solution, if we are but open enough to find it.