eRipples: a free weekly splash of inspiration
version 2.49 [Monday, December 4, 2000]
Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles;
it empties today of its strength.
-unknown, submitted by Amy Sellers
We lie in our beds hoping for enough sleep
to repeat the do-do of yesterday.
We are propelled from our beds into a busy life.
Yet the real succulence occurs in the gaps, the in-betweens,
the unexpected moments of luxury in our souls.
-Sark, submitted by Elizabeth Russell
Okay, I’ll admit it: I worry too much!
It is a nasty little habit that has so quietly crept into my daily
routine that I am sometimes more comfortable when I have something to
worry about than I am when I’m worry-free. Not something too big,
mind you. Something small enough to be manageable yet big enough to
keep me from completely relaxing.
My best friend sat me down last week and explained to me that while
some of my worries are “big picture” things that I need to be
thinking about, most of them are insignificant fluff. Or even worse:
I worry about things over which I have little or no control. “Let it
go,” he said. “Let it go.”
Of course he is right and of course it is easier to SAY than to DO.
But let’s dive in this week, shall we, and try to worry less.