Quick Post–Invest In Yourself

Seed Heads for Winter Birds

Dear Reader:

I found a really good, simple, layman’s-terms explanation of the housing bubble. Here is the article. http://www.stock-market-investors.com/stock-investment-risk/the-subprime-mortgage-crisis-explained.html

My question is still this: How do we prevent such a thing from happening again? Maybe the answer is, we can’t.

As we head toward Thanksgiving Day, I’ll leave you with some thoughts. Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. Take your pleasures where and when you can. Save for a rainy day. Be thankful for your blessings. Invest in community, in friendships, in knowledge, in healthy activities, in things that are important to you. Take a class. Learn something. Vow to eat a healthier diet. Cut back on the stuff that’s not so good for you. Exercise. Build muscles and stamina instead of a fat stock portfolio. Invest in yourself.

At least that’s how I’m looking at it today Outside the Box.

2 responses to “Quick Post–Invest In Yourself

  1. Shelley, the only regard in which I’m tired of reading this is that I’m tired of you getting to the next part before I’ve finished responding to the previous part! I have 3 drafts worth of responses percolating already. You’re too quick for me!

    Last night I got around to thinking that I ought to write something for MY blog about investing in yourself, and here you are, it’s already said perfectly. In addition to all the wonderful 1st & 2nd chakra stuff you’ve already mentioned, I believe that investing in land satisfies several issues at once: gives me a place to grow my own food so, worst come to worst, “I will never go hungry again!” 🙂 ; gives me a place to air out my crazy where no one really cares as much; shows that I’m taking an ownership interest in my country (we could talk about THAT over tea sometime if you’d like); and walks my talk as far as preserving land without making anyone else do anything. But that’s about all I can add. Now I’ll have to decide whether to bother with those other responses. 🙂

  2. Well said Shelley! I totally agree. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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