Worry is Like a Rocking Chair

I found this quote today – “Worry is like a rocking chair–it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” It wasn’t credited to anyone. But, I liked it. Yet, I still worry sometimes. I am all too aware that it is an inherently worthless activity, but it creeps up on me sometimes.  I worry about all kinds of things, mostly things I cannot fix. So how inane is that?! It is, I suppose, only human to worry about people you love, about a business you have invested time and energy into, about a planet whose stress you feel. And I cannot remedy all that is ailing for any of these things. So, I sigh. I sigh lots. I imagine scenarios full of sweet and savvy fixes, some of which I might implement, some of which remain out of my reach. I try to rein in my ruminating and fretting. And this ramble tonight is an attempt to remind myself to do so. Do you need a reminder also? Well, here it is. Care deeply and do what you can. The rest is out of our meager mortal hands. 

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2 thoughts on “Worry is Like a Rocking Chair

  1. Great reminder for me….worry has been keeping me up at night, stealing any sense of restfulness i might have had. and, loved your summation enough to post it on my wall. “care deeply and do what you can”.

    Hope your vacation was a wonderful as the preview you posted!

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