Quoteable Quotes: Worrying…

Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.


This rings true for me, because I used to worry about everything.  I listened to a friend who told me how he handles situations when I get all riled up.  He assesses the situation, and if he can do anything to make it better, he does.  If he can’t, then he stops worrying.

Pretty much like the serenity prayer, which in my door to door days I saw on quite a porchways and doormats.

It asks for the serenity to accept the things you can’t change, the courage to change what you can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Worrying won’t make it better.


3 thoughts on “Quoteable Quotes: Worrying…

  1. Dena,
    You are right on target there. Worry is double trouble. Thanks for the inspiring post. If I can follow this to the core, I will be most peaceful person.
    The irony is sometimes people worry whether they had made right judgement call making choices ! I sometimes do :-). Looks like humans are extra ordinary capability in finding something to worry about !

  2. A lecturer walked around a room while teaching a course on stress management. She poured herself half a glass of water and held it out in front of her. As she raised the glass of water, everyone expected her to present the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?”

    Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight is beside the point. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, my arm will ache. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels.”

    She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while, and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer, and they begin to hurt. Think about them all day long, and you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

    It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, set your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!

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