The sense of optimism surrounding Andy Murray is also running throughout British sport, after such a superb Olympic and Paralympic games, where Brits excelled. It was a wonderful lift to a country suffering an economic recession to be able to invite the world to such a fantastic celebration of sport and unity. There were plenty more cynics before the event than remain afterwards, and with cynicism something engrained in our culture, this is a clear indication of the events success.
The question that everyone wants to answer now though is, will this optimism continue? We all hope that tomorrow, the positivity that has evolved over the summer will guide Murray to his much deserved first glam slam title. He has worked relentlessly on every aspect of his game, body, mind, and spirit, and I for one will feel a great sense of joy inside if he is to lift the trophy tomorrow. Will it filter down to the general public though? Can Britain look forward to a renewed optimism in not only the economy, but life in general?
It has been a tough time, there is no questioning that, but is there a light at the end of the tunnel? I mean realistically we need to put things into perspective, and see that our collective woes are much less than many other people in the world. It doesn’t always help to lift our spirits, however, and if the summer of sport and Murray’s success are to inspire us, then let it be the foundations of working our way out of a difficult period.
It is not beneficial for us to sit by and hope for the future to improve, rather we must act to improve it for ourselves, and like many things this starts at home. Many of us have had to budget more, cut out certain luxuries, put our holidays on hold, but there is another way of supplementing your income during this period also.
Over the last decade plus we have been floating in an economically optimistic, consumerist Britain, where we have spent spent spent, and now, like any investment there comes a time to sell sell sell. One item in particular that can help to tide things over during this period, is gold. There are numerous stories of athletes selling their gold medals, and although you may not be an Olympic champion, getting cash for gold is a definite possibility. www.247cashforgold.co.uk will buy any old gold jewellery, coins, even dental fillings, and in this way can supplement your income, and give your bank balance a much needed boost.