“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” –Charles Schulz
Charles Schulz is great. My dad was a cop, and he had a cop friend who was friend who was friends with Schulz, so for Halloween, instead of passing out candy, my older brother and I would pass out old comic books with the covers torn off. Of course, we always sat around and read them first. It was a sheer blast. I related to both Charlie Brown (with all his worrying) and Linus (with his security blanket–I had one until I was like six lol).
Despite what my mom says about worry being like a rocking chair and therefore useless, I’m a worrier. From the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep I’m worried about something. And truthfully, if I don’t have something real to worry about, I imagine a “what if” scenario, because I guess I’m just a worry junkie. Now that’s just sick, right? Because who would want to be worrying all the time? Because let’s face it. Too much worry leads to anxiety, and nobody likes anxiety, not even me.
Worry works like this. Imagine you’re walking along a cliff. Your mind might think, “I might fall.” That’s helpful, because it keeps you careful, a thought like that. But, if you’re hiking along the same cliff and your anxiety is high, instead of thinking “I might fall,” you might think “I will fall.” We experience the thought as reality, almost inevitability.
There are ways to reduce worry thoughts, like letting go of control, and staying in the present moment.
So sorry again that this is so late. You only have to put up with me a few more days!
6 thoughts on “Worrying”
I’ve never been a big worrier, but I do sometimes latch onto an idea and hang onto it like a bulldog. Sometimes, that works to my disadvantage in life, leads to disappointment. Sometimes, like in my work setting, it leads to me finding the answers we are looking for.
I know it can be hard, but remember God wants us to cast our cares and worries onto him and leave them there. Fear Not! Is the most often repeated command in the Bible.
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That’s great that you don’t have a problem with worry! Latching onto an idea and running with it sounds like the process of creativity.
Yes, indeed we did!!
Chris, I used to be a worrier, too (caught it from my mom), until I read something that changed my life: that at least 95 percent of the things we worry about never happen. Once I realized the truth of that, I was able to stop worrying about so many things.
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Elaine, I’m sorry you used to be a worrier, too. I sure know what that’s like. Thanks for trying to help. I hate to say this but, I read that statement before, too, and I actually didn’t trust it. ha ha ha So here I sit, still worrying. Don’t worry lol I’ll be okay. ❤
Worrying about late posts? 🙂
hey…maybe you were what inspired the creation of Charlie Brown??
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ha ha ha I wouldn’t be surprised! ❤