Friday, October 10, 2008
Today is Black Friday
I took Mom to breakfast this morning for her birthday, right after I called my broker and had him liquidate a tiny mutual fund account I have with Wakovia. I told him to buy stock in Johnson and Johnson.
I am not a financial wizard, but blue chip stocks are trading at the lowest since the 1950's and it does not take a genius to figure out that if you can buy low now eventually you will make money. I do not have thousands of dollars to invest, but if I did I would buy J&J, GM, Proctor & Gamble, and other blue chip stocks because eventually they will be golden again.
And if they are not that means the world has gone bankrupt and we are all in the same boat so who cares? We will be trading theology books for food and trying to reassure the cat that she is not the next breakfast item.
At some point, if you are a Catholic, you have to Trust in Jesus. St Faustina talked with Him and He told her that our biggest mistake is we do not take our whole selves to His Mercy. That means our fears, our bigotry, our joys, our sorrows, our sins and our sufferings. The who shebang. We take it all and say, "Here. Of myself and by myself I am a commode hugging drunk, but with you I am able to walk the path with grace and dignity."
I have a car, a job, a house and food. I am fine. My family is fine. We have a cat and dog....and no, we are not planning to eat them. Too stringy.
But what we need right NOW is a Jim Braddock or a Seabuiscit.
I tried to put some old posts of mine from my AOL journal online but I tried 3 times and it never worked. SO I did a cut and paste and then gave up. It is not like my blogs changed the world, ok? If I lose my writings no one will lose their souls so I am not too worred.