We're about a month out from election day and the hot topic is the economy.  It's been a wild ride for the last 10 days.  Political views aside, I thought it appropriate to try to send a calming message today. 

 

I subscribe to a newsletter written by a Dr. Mercola.  On Tuesday, he wrote positive thoughts on the current US economy.  Today, I'd like to do the same.  So, for the third and final time on this sunny STL autumn morning, I bring you Weekly Well-Being yet again...

 

The world is not all smiles and rainbows...unless all you do is smile and see rainbows.  This is not to say that one should live with their head in the proverbial clouds.  Rather, it is to say that no matter the circumstance or situation, smiling and finding the brighter side is not such a bad thing. 

 

Bad day at work?  Smile...tomorrow is a new day...

The Cubs lose again?  Smile...they'll play again...

Step in dog poo?  Smile...it washes off...

 

In the case of the current US economy, we're talking about something where such trivial matters as those above meant for joking purposes really don't seem to relate.  I assure you that they do.  Just as I always say that the common cold, diarrhea, and cancer are all very related (b/c they are indications of a disruption of brain-to-body communication thru the brainstem/nervous system), bad days at work, the Cubs, and dog doo all easily relate to the US economy.  Here's how...

 

You can choose to look at the current state of the economy as the worst thing that has happened in years, or you can realize that positive steps have been taken in the last week.  We'll start with the House's rejection of the "bailout bill," which would've further plummeted the value of the American dollar.  Think the Canadian and US dollars being of equal value is bad?  Think about how it would be if the US dollar was approaching the Mexican peso in overall worth...Ay Caramba, mi amigos!

 

The bailout bill would've provided short-term relief with long-term implications.  700 billion now...5 trillion later...

 

So, we're going in the right direction, rest assured.  The key for each of us, individually, is to not get bogged down in what the nedia (negative media) keeps shoving down our throats.  You'd think an asteroid was about to devour planet earth judging by the way they speak of this "crisis."  Now, I don't mean to make light of things, but the worst thing any of us could do is go into panic mode.  Panic is an emotion that rarely leads to anything positive. 

 

The best thing we can do is to keep working hard.  Set goals and continue striving to meet those goals.  Make sure that your family gets on the same wavelength with you about it, for you don't want to be working hard to stay positive about the situation only to come home to a negative Nancy spewing her heated rhetoric.  A little venting never hurt anyone, but make sure you do it to someone who is going to give you something positive in return, rather than fire back with more negativity that only leads to an uptight environment for everyone.

 

That being said, if you feel the need to vent (as in, if you absolutely cannot take it anymore and need to let it all out), shoot me an email, I'll give you my phone number, and you can rant and rave to me.  I assure you that I'll get you thinking good things before the conversation is over. 

 

In the meantime, when those negative thoughts creep in, take a deep breath, and exhale all that nonsense and get re-focused on what YOU WANT and deserve.  Keep your eye on the ball!  As the elder George Bush said back in his '88 presidential campaign, "Be one of the thousand points of light spread across this great nation like stars doing good."  (That always made me laugh)

 

"One thousand points of light!"

 

- Chad