Worry

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
September 9, 2007 4:55pm CST
I once heard worry described as, " praying for something that you don't want to happen". I have to say that it shocked me, because I had never considered it in that light. Nevertheless, we all know that worry causes countless problems. Most parents worry over their children, and this is quite natural, as long as it isn't taken to excess. I have a friend who, when one of her grown and married children calls will say, " I wonder what's wrong now"? It isn't as if her children don't call, in fact she talks to them almost every day! It has to be a terrible way to live. There's an old saying,"Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you", I decided many years ago to make that my motto.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
9 Sep 07
I agree... if I worried about everything, I'd have no strength left when I really needed it! The best idea for me is to know that trouble will come, but to relax and truly enjoy the quiet times in between!
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
9 Sep 07
Hi alamode, Thank you for commenting. I don't think we should ever expect trouble, although we all have it sometimes. Blessings.
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@magic669 (14)
12 Sep 07
i am agree with you .it's a saying nothing trouble in the world troubles of one's imagine.never trouble until trouble troubles you.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
12 Sep 07
Hi magic, Thank you for commenting on my post. Blessings.
@tines2512 (326)
• Philippines
10 Sep 07
I also worry too much, sometimes I got a tendency to loose my focus on doing some things when I started worrying, I am very much uncomfortable.thinking of it, IT was really a headache.I just hope I could manage this things.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Sep 07
Hi tines, Thank you for responding. We all worry sometimes, the answer is probably to enjoy each moment. Most things that we worry about never happen. Blessings
@AmbiePam (48715)
• United States
9 Sep 07
That's a good motto. Worry can take away years of our lives, not to mention the enjoyment of the moment. My grandma worries non stop. It's really rather startling. Of course it has only gotten worse as she has gotten older, but I just wish she could realize how much she worries and the negative impact it has had upon her and her family. My mom explained how tough her life had been (depression era), how much stress she had had while she helped rear her family with her husband on not a lot of money. And then she had two children, but one didn't 'turn out' well at all (my uncle). Now as she is not in good health, she has become the care giver for my grandfather. But while I know she has cause for worry, I can't help but be more conscious of my own tendency to worry. I don't want to wake up one morning and wonder where the heck my life went. By the way, I wouldn't trade my grandma for anything, it is just sad that she didn't get to enjoy life as she could have. : )
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Sep 07
Hi AmbiePam, Thank you for commenting. Life comes to us one moment at a time, if we can learn to be happy and enjoy the moment, we are truly living. Ninety per cent of the things we worry about never happen. Blessings.
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
9 Sep 07
This is a good saying ofcourse and true too but we all cant do it in our life. It is obvious to worry about those things and to stop it one must be very very strong, still pople worries about many little things everyday. I must praise you have made the right motto for yourself.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
9 Sep 07
Hi cmsk, I agree, we all worry sometimes, but we must not expect trouble. Thank you for commenting. Blessings.