Found this article and thought it was worth reposting! http://www.hr.com/en/app/blog/2012/12/13-must-read-human-resource-blogs-for-2013_hb9jil82.html
2012 has been a year of firsts – presenting to a group, joining jobs clubs, volunteering, drafting grants, roaming in my new locale, conducting a round table discussion on jobs…all due to a layoff in early summer. As depressing as the prospect of not having a job was, the people I met and the course of my life that changed because of it, made the sad occasion almost worthwhile. It made me realize what I wanted.
What you pay attention to will thrive.