Thursday, May 28, 2015

Let go of worry

Well, here's something I need to hear. I don't know about you, but I spend far too much time worrying about things that in all likelihood never will happen anyway!

So when my Mary Engelbreit calendar page included this quote the other day, I took notice: "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength."

Whoa, isn't that the truth? It helps me not one whit to worry about things that might happen tomorrow. But it surely takes away from today's powerful and wonderful experiences.

I think this little calendar page is worth hanging on my mirror—or somewhere that means I'll see it every day.

Particularly when I hear about lives changed instantly because of an illness or an accident, I'm more and more aware of the gift of each day—each moment. It's a gift, and we ought not waste it on worry. This is one more thing on my "let go list." Savor the present moment.

If you do well at living in the present and not worrying about the future, I'd love to hear some of your tips in the Comment Box below. I am sure many of us would benefit from your wisdom.

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