Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Good Things to Focus On, Part II


1. The economy IS going to improve, sooner rather than later. I really have no doubt about this.

2. Don't stress about your 401K balance, and your investments. Do you know how much the stock market has returned, on average, if you average every year since the inception of the stock market (in the late 1800's) to now? 11%. There's nowhere else that you'll get those kind of returns. So, just quit looking at your 401K statements, and keep quietly making your contributions and wait it out. It will turn around. It ALWAYS does. (No sense joining Brian Williams and the other nightly news anchors as they recruit members into the "Chicken Little" club.)

3. Despite the looks on the faces of every national news anchor in the country, the sky is NOT falling. Armageddon has NOT arrived. The end of the world is NOT here. Turn off your TV. Read a book. DON'T watch the national news. (If you must watch TV, watch a Seinfeld re-run.... ) (Remember the motto of the national news: "If it doesn't bleed, it doesn't lead." They're really a bunch of Drama Queens...)

4. SOON we'll have a new president. Fresh starts = FRESH HOPE = FRESH OPTIMISM.

6 comments:

Suz said...

I like this. I dread hearing the news...I avoid it like the plague.
The media feeds on a craze...could be something else tomorrow.

Deron Arnold said...

I refuse to watch Brian Williams and the rest of his ilk. They are too-nay sayer for me. They sensationalize everything in a negative way. Wonder why everyone feels so much unease.

Sugar said...

I love the photo... and all the encouragement that you are putting out in the world. So glad you are still blogging. :)

D'Arcy said...

Thank you for being the amazing you that you are! For your attitude in life, for the amazing woman and wife and mother that you are!!

I can't wait to catch up on your blog. I read some of J's school woes yesterday and empathize so much!!!

karengberger said...

Thanks for spreading calm instead of following the herd of doomsayers. I agree with you. And many blessings of God's love as you meet with J's team. Their job is to help him, and with your love and their support, he will be equipped to transform this into growth.

dons_mind said...

your last couple of posts have been really (truly) good! thanks....we have all been on the receiving end of God's many many blessings.....

we've only watched baseball since last april 4 - have watched a couple of football games the past two sundays - but we're pretty much baseball freaks...

don't know what we'll do when this season ends and we on hiatus until next april 5!!! leave the tube off i imagine....lol