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
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
Step in dog poo? Smile...it
In the case of the current
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
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!"