This year, the struggling economy once again dominated headlines, and most of the news was bad. How has the slow recovery affected you?
"We went to the park as a family the other day to save money instead of doing something else. The park, of all places."Sam Thompson
"It made me grateful for what I do have: a dog, a one-room apartment, and some pans."Mary Sue Risbrook
"Our family makes our own soda now. So, two of my kids died this year."Michael Ward