But we all have them, especially these days in the midst of ahem 'jobless recovery'.
The good news is the bad times never last forever. We know this yet they can be so hard to get through.
One thing that helps is a random act of kindness.
You may or may not know someone who might need a friend right now. But I can promise you, you ran into someone that would love to sit and chat with you. To do something fun. There may even be someone who needs help putting food on the table next door.
So here's a challenge. Do something for someone. If a neighbor just lost a job, drop off a plate of cookies or invite her over for some coffee. Laugh and bring some joy into a rather grim mood. Better yet, have your neighbor for coffee and send her home with cookies because 'you just can't have those things around the house or you'll eat them all' ;)
(One note: Never ever act like you are doing something out of pity. Honestly, they'd rather have nothing than that!)
Maybe there's a mom you see a pre-school drop off that looks kind of sad. Invite her to a local coffee shop and treat her to a danish and your company. A conversation with a caring friend can brighten anyone's day!
If you home school and don't get to see many people, call an old friend to see how she is.
And if you are just too busy or your current needs are too great, do the best thing possible. pray for them! Keep a list by your bed and make sure to pray for their welfare every day. It will help more than you know!