ARE YOU A WORRYWART????..................
I used to be......but as I have gotten older and life has dealt me a few blows......I don't fret over things nearly as much.
There was a time in my life when I was constantly worrying about this or that.....what will be the outcome of this certain thing....how can I fix this problem......will he/she be o.k......you get the picture. I was such a worrier, in fact, that a very dear friend of mine gave me the above gift. WORRY BEADS......VERY BIG WORRY BEADS!
I was on a trip traveling through Greece with her and some other friends. If you have ever seen photos of Greece or the people of Greece, they are often seen fingering these beads through their fingers...pretty much all the time. So....this friend, who knew of my propensity for worry, decided to buy me the biggest set of WORRY BEADS she could find.
These beads are around an inch or so long and made out of some kind of recycled glass....they are actually quite heavy.
She found them in Patras, Greece....it is a small port and we had gone there for breakfast early one morning. Each time I look at these....I think of her and laugh. It was such an appropriate gift at the time.
Since I have matured....and life has happened along the way....things don't seem to bother me in quite the same way.
Of course, I have done a lot of reading on spirituality and meditation and have been somewhat a follower of the Buddhist nature. Which brings me to this conclusion......I believe control is an illusion.....the ONLY thing you have complete control over is your mind. Everything around you is changing ALL THE TIME....your skin is shedding, your hair is falling out, your cells are getting older.....along with everyone else.....for that matter. Life changing events happen all the time....which are TOTALLY beyond anyone's control.
So excessive worrying won't change one thing.......and the ONLY way to change one's circumstance is to see it through new eyes and be as proactive as one can.
Please remember this: "The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by changing his attitude." To which I would add....and his thoughts!
The above quote was by Oprah....and it has certainly served her well.
Let's all stay worry free my friends,