There are three ways to respond when the stock market falls through the floor like it has this past week:
1. Get depressed. I mean really depressed. I’m talking Ben and Jerry’s, Haagen-Dazs, cookie dough, brownie batter, milk and Oreos sitting on the couch in your underwear without showering for two weeks with a cherry on top depressed.
2. Carpe Diem. Yeah, I went there. Seize the day! Bungee jumpin’, cliff divin’, brussel sprout tryin’, buyin’ low and sellin’ high. Gordon Gekko eat your heart out.
3. What the heck is the stock market? Do you want fries with that?
4. Trust God. Focus on what is eternal, unchanging and true. Allow the stress and volatility of this broken and sinful world to draw you into relationship with Jesus Christ. Run toward His open arms rather than away from them.
How do you respond to the market?
Looking for a 37% increase in cynicism, but I think only point #1 of the four points qualifies. So, I will rate this post as 25% cynical. Not a bad effort.
A combination of 1 (minus the depression) and 4 is my usual response here. 😉