No worrying.

I am working hard to break the cycle of worry in my life. I wasn’t born a worrier. I certainly did not get that trait from my mother. I can’t be 100% sure but I don’t think that my mother ever worried about anything. She would always say to me, “Susan, why worry? It is what it is. If I thought worrying would change anything, I would do it. There is nothing you can do about it so why worry?”

This Chinese Proverb says it all:

“That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change; but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.”

In honor of my mama, I have removed a lot of worry from my life. I can hear her voice saying, “It is what it is. What are you gonna do?”

I have a calendar on my desk. I thought I would look to see what it said on March 13th, the day of my mama’s death. This is what I found:

Now, that made me smile. Thanks, mama. I get it. No more worrying.



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