Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday Money Tips: Positive Outlook Edition

It's official: I'm bad news-ed out. Every time I read the news, things are worse. The market is free falling, people are getting laid off, oil prices are rising, and everyone is depressed.

Then the corporate cost cutting measures came home this week, as many consultants I work closely with are being cut. I'm lucky right now.

So I think I've had it with bad news. I'm giving up the doomsday criers and money reading for a few days in search of some happiness. It's that or go home and pull the covers over my head for the rest of 2008.

So I only have a single money tip today: get some happy.

I needed to get some happy, so I switched my reading from money news and blogs to one of my better inspirations: Robert Fulghum

Robert Fulghum is a spreader of joy. His book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten led to several similar volumes of essays and stream-of-thought writing. I rarely read or re-read something he's written without both giggling and tearing up.

He knows wonder. He watches the world. People. And he's never lost his child-like sense of wonder. And he manages to give it to others. Like me, who just this morning was smiling on the train about Emily Phipps (Miss) and egging Ms. Moosecker. Don't know what I'm talking about? Uh-Oh, his third book, is marvelous. Read it.

So no money stuff for a couple days. I'm going to go hit the reset button. The markets can melt down without me until Monday.

I'm off to get some more happy. Thanks, Bob.


Anonymous said...

Is everything ok Ms MoneyPenny? We miss you!

Anonymous said...

Are you still around?