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Motivation Mondays: WORRY

13/07/2015

“I’m very happy with my life. I am what I am. I don’t worry about anything that I can’t control. That’s a really good lesson in life.” Tom Watson

Motivation Mondays: WORRY - Faces and Tools of Worry

Motivation Mondays: WORRY – Faces and Tools of Worry


Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy

When you begin to worry, go find something to do. Get busy being a blessing to someone; do something fruitful. Talking about your problem or sitting alone, thinking about it, does no good; it serves only to make you miserable. Above all else, remember that worrying is totally useless. Worrying will not solve your problem. Joyce Meyer

What does Worry mean to you? Why worry about what will be and what already is? We all worry about all sorts of things; our health, family, friends, wealth, work, plans, travels and even about our blog traffic. Being a worrywart can become a habit and soon we see ourselves in a permanent state of anxiety over all sorts of things; real and imagined. Does worrying change a situation? Of course not! If anything, it can create confusion and make us think, like Chicken Licken, that the sky is falling down. While accepting our challenges, and working to correct them might not produce an expected outcome, we are better off shifting our worries to concrete action. If nothing else, the effort will help us feel that we are being proactive. When we think about it carefully, we don’t always have to jump to action; reflection, contemplation, and meditation can offer us some perspective about our condition and give us relief. If we make some effort to focus our mind on a peaceful outcome, the shift can help us gain clarity and creative solutions.

A Story: The Traveler & The Shepherd
A worrisome traveler was always in the habit of interrogating people he met on his travels about the impending weather. Even though he checked himself, he would ask folks the same question, again and again. just to confirm what he already knew. They would tell him the weather was X and the worrisome traveler would continue on his journey, still worrying about the accuracy of the information he had received. One day, he met a wise shepherd and, turning to the Shepherd, the Traveler asked his usual questions.
Traveler: “What kind of weather are we going to have today?”
Shepherd: “The kind of weather I like.”
Traveler: “How do you know it will be the kind of weather you like?”
Shepherd: “Having found out, sir, that I cannot always get what I like, I have learned to always like what I get. So I am quite sure we will have the kind of weather I like.” All stories from 101 Zen Stories

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, we may even become friends.” Maya Angelou

Motivation Mondays: WORRY - Red Daruma dolls, Worry Dolls and Worry Beads.

Motivation Mondays: WORRY – Red Daruma dolls, Worry Dolls and Worry Beads.


The Wailers/(Bob Marley) – Three Little Birds / One Love (Live at BoomTown Fair 2014)

It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

What do we get from worrying so much? Sometimes, we allow our worries to paralyze us so we can’t see the forest for the trees. When worry becomes a dominant factor in our lives, even the simplest things can develop into complicated monstrosities… In some societies, people use worry dolls, worry beads, and good luck tokens like Daruma dolls, to help them ward off the anxiety that comes with worrying so much. We use these dolls/tools as a way to bring fun/prosperity into our lives and stop the fear. But, in reality, the greater work needs to begin in our minds. When we spend too much time worrying over things that haven’t happened or things that we have no control over, it can become debilitating. We are better off focusing our energy on making peace with our fears and worries and trusting the process of finding solutions to problems. The popular Murphy’s Law says that “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong,” and what goes up must come down, regardless of our efforts to thwart them. So, be at peace with your worries and make the necessary accommodations to help you get over the hump.

A Story w/ Humor: The Young Student & A Great Teacher
One day a young Buddhist on his journey home, came to the banks of a wide river. Staring hopelessly at the great obstacle in front of
him, he pondered for hours on just how to cross such a wide barrier. Just as he was about to give up his pursuit to continue his journey he saw a great teacher on the other side of the river. The young Buddhist yells over to the teacher, “Oh wise one, can you tell me how to get to the other side of this river?” The teacher ponders for a moment looks up and down the river and yells back, “My son, you are on the other side.”

Another Story: The Worried Twins
Once upon a time, twins were conceived. Weeks passed and the twins developed. As their awareness grew, they laughed for joy: “Isn’t it great that we were conceived? Isn’t it great to be alive?” Together the twins explored their worlds. When they found their mother’s cord that gave them life, they sang for joy! “How great our mother’s love is, that she shares her own life with us!” As weeks stretched into months, the twins noticed how much each was changing.
“What does it mean?” one asked.
“It means our stay in this world is drawing to an end,” said the other.
“But I don’t want to go,” said one. “I want to stay here always.”
“We have no choice,” said the other. “But maybe there is life after birth.”
“But how can there be? We will shed our life cord and how can life be possible without it? Besides, we have seen evidence that others were here before us, and none of them has returned to tell us there is life after birth. No, this is the end. Maybe there is no mother after all.”
“But there has to be,” protested the other. “How else did we get here?” “How do we remain alive? Have you ever seen our mother?” said one. “Maybe she only lives in our minds. Maybe we made her up because the idea made us feel good.”
So the last days in the womb were filled with deep questioning and fear. Finally, the moment of birth arrived. When the twins had passed from their world, they opened their eyes and cried for joy — for what they saw exceeded their fondest dreams.

The details forMotivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for June and July are:
06/01 – SIMPLICITY
06/08 – POSSIBILITIES
06/15 – SACRIFICE
06/22 – DETERMINATION
06/29 – TRUST

07/06 – FREEDOM
07/13 – WORRY
07/20 – WEALTH
07/27 – GRACE

More Below!
“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” Walter Hagen

Motivation Mondays: WORRY - Faces, dolls and worry beads

Motivation Mondays: WORRY – Faces, dolls and worry beads


Jennifer Lopez – Worry No More ( feat Rick Ross)


Pharrell Williams – Happy (12PM)

I think my mother… made it clear that you have to live life by your own terms and you have to not worry about what other people think and you must have the courage to do the unexpected. Caroline Kennedy

Why worry when we can choose to do nothing/something about it? Be at peace with your worries. So far, the stories and message of this post teach us that worrying is enervating; it makes you feel down and saps your power and energy. True, but worry can also be the way our body, mind and spirit warn us to take better care of ourselves and our condition. Instead of staying perturbed by every thing that crosses our path, a good start would be to mull over the what and why of our worries and compartmentalize them into smaller chunks of information that we can process and respond to. When we take a challenging situation and look at the full, huge picture, it can get overwhelming. Instead, take parts or bits of it and work on resolving the issues and learning to let go. Start small and learn to breathe deeply…

A Story: The Zen Monk Makes Peace w/ His Worries…
A Zen monk named Ichhi labored his whole life in the kitchen of the great monastery at Lake Hakkone. He deemed himself a failed monk because he had been assigned the koan of “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” since his earliest days in the congregation and had never been able to solve it. It was now fifty-five years of seeming failure, and he was nearing the end of his lifetime. But as he lay dying he suddenly realized that he cradled a great peace in his soul. Gone was the striving for enlightenment, gone was the stridency of his loins, and gone was the haunting koan — for he had found the stillness of no longer striving in this exquisite silence alone in the attic in the soft dark at the end of his life. It was only then, when there remained no more questions nor need for answers (or even the need for breathing) that Ichhi heard at last the whooshing silence of one hand clapping.

Positive Motivation Tip: Worrying doesn’t change a thing about our circumstances. Decide to act or be at peace with your condition … then watch worry take flight.

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: Zen Stories via Read.Goodweb, All Photos: Worry, Guido Reni, Worry Dolls, Daruma Dolls, Guatemala worry doll, Worry beads, via Wikipedia  and/or my Personal Collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
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140 Comments leave one →
  1. 13/07/2015 1:04 pm

    This looks all very interesting, Elizabeth. I have to come back to it later on and spend some time with it.

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  2. Kristen from The Road to Domestication permalink
    13/07/2015 1:05 pm

    Beautiful post! I’ve learned that worry never HELPS anything…so I’ve learned to stop myself as soon as the negative thoughts begin!

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    • eliz frank permalink
      30/07/2015 11:11 am

      Great approach to dealing with Worrying!

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  3. Michele permalink
    13/07/2015 2:00 pm

    Worrying doesn’t change a thing about our circumstances. Decide to act or be at peace with your condition … then watch worry take flight. Well sometimes I worry then come up with a solution-I call it thoughtful worry!

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  4. Robin Masshole mommy permalink
    13/07/2015 2:32 pm

    I really do worry about a lot. Sometimes things are completely out of my control and I still worry.

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  5. amanda permalink
    13/07/2015 2:32 pm

    I am always trying to get away from worrying because most of the time it won’t change anything for the better; instead it will simply create stress. Thanks for the great reminders and tip!

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  6. listen2mama permalink
    13/07/2015 2:36 pm

    I can’t help it, I am definitely a worrier. I wish I wouldn’t worry so much about things that are mostly out of my control. Great post as always!

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  7. Scott permalink
    13/07/2015 2:53 pm

    It is good to live by that mantra, but I still worry about my children (even though I can’t ‘control’ them. Every good parent should.

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  8. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition permalink
    13/07/2015 2:58 pm

    I’ve definitely wasted lots of time on worry when there was no need. These songs are great reminders to be happy!

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  9. Boho Chic permalink
    13/07/2015 3:08 pm

    I need to go find something to do when I start worry, I think that’s great advice. And it works as well too. When I start taking photos or cooking, I forget to worry.

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  10. Marie Shaff permalink
    13/07/2015 4:09 pm

    Worry is such a hard thing to control. Great post, we really need to try and not worry about stuff we cannot control.

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  11. I Love Paars by: Lee permalink
    13/07/2015 5:16 pm

    worrying too much will just make your body suffer. it will just give you anxiety and other illness.
    i myself, worry too much.

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  12. sacha permalink
    13/07/2015 5:20 pm

    Very thought provoking

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  13. toughlove100 permalink
    13/07/2015 5:52 pm

    I am a total worry wart. I worry about worrying…lol. This was a great and powerful post

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  14. jmgoyder permalink
    13/07/2015 7:49 pm

    What a brilliant post. I am, and always have been, a worrier. Thank you so much for all of these helpful tips and profundities!

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  15. Liz Mays permalink
    13/07/2015 8:50 pm

    I have to constantly remind myself that worry doesn’t change anything, it just makes me feel worse. It’s so hard not to do it though!

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  16. asbestrecipes permalink
    13/07/2015 8:54 pm

    worry is something that most people suffers because we are afraid of failure that is why it is important to pray and give our worries to the lord.

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  17. Jessica Beal Harlow permalink
    13/07/2015 9:04 pm

    Worry can really be debilitating. I work hard to actively push through my worries and anxieties with physical or emotional action. Making a committed decision and engaging in it really does help me get through things.

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  18. Gladys Parker permalink
    13/07/2015 9:51 pm

    There was so much revelation in your post and the great stories. I have had anxiety panic disorder for many years, they say part is because I think over everything and pull each little piece apart to sort and analyze(ms) which I am getting better at but your post just blew me away with the peace of not worrying which I have been working on a great big chunk and worrying for many years. Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Michelle hwee permalink
    13/07/2015 9:51 pm

    We all have worries but the way we handle them are what make us different. Great post for Monday!

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  20. Heather permalink
    13/07/2015 10:06 pm

    I love the story of the twins! I feel like I’ve heard it before. Anyway, in my younger years I worried a lot, it was passed down to me from my mother. When I became a Christian, I learned to worry less and let God control more. I’ve been happier since those days even though I often find myself doing the worrying thing. I still just pray about it and try ever so hard to release it. Great post Elizabeth!

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  21. Ashley permalink
    13/07/2015 10:43 pm

    I’m a worry-wart but as I get older I’m trying to reprogram my thinking. For me, worrying just turns on anxiety and it’s an out of control spiral that does me no good!

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  22. ronleyba (@ronley_ph) permalink
    14/07/2015 12:10 am

    Too much worrying kills. Great post once again! Thanks for this Eliz!

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  23. phyliciamarie permalink
    14/07/2015 12:11 am

    My favorite short story has to be the one about the twins! All that worrying, then to be able to exceed their expectations waaaay beyond the confines of the womb. 🙂

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  24. Esme Sy permalink
    14/07/2015 3:07 am

    I love the story of The Traveler & The Shepherd. It’s so true that we don’t always get what we want and learning to like what comes our way will make us happy an content. It’s not easy, but definitely doable.

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  25. Annemarie LeBlanc permalink
    14/07/2015 4:37 am

    I am guilty of worrying over things that are actually just mundane things. It takes a toll on someone’s health to always have something to worry about. I just love that passage – “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” Very true. (commenting for Annemarie Leblanc)

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  26. ceemee permalink
    14/07/2015 4:45 am

    It’s wrong to worry, but sometimes that is easier than to take action, to take responsibility. But, for me, God is there to capture all my worries and replace them with trust.

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  27. burlapandblue permalink
    14/07/2015 6:22 am

    What a great post! We all have the tendency to worry too much…will bookmark this for when I need it!

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  28. Shann Eva permalink
    14/07/2015 6:48 am

    I have read the twins story before because I have twins myself. I think it’s great. I am a huge worrier, but I am working on it because it does me no good. Thanks for the reminder.

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  29. 3sonshavei permalink
    14/07/2015 8:47 am

    Perfect day for this as I deal with my 7 year old worried about VBS today-he has suddenly had bad separation anxiety

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  30. upliftingfam permalink
    14/07/2015 9:29 am

    I tend to worry a ton but it doesn’t help any of my health problems. When I worry, I tense up. When I tense up, it sends me into a flare. Yeah no bueno. I do my best to remember that God is in control and that I should leave the worrying to him. After all his plans are far better than my own. 🙂

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  31. Dina Demarest (@dinade) permalink
    14/07/2015 9:36 am

    Worrying does you no good. It takes years off your life. I say let’s have fun more and worry less for sure!!

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  32. kleebanks permalink
    14/07/2015 11:01 am

    Excellent and thought-provoking post. Worry is so dangerous to our emotional and physical health. And the one line that sums it all up: “Worrying doesn’t change a thing about our circumstances.” So why worry? Be happy!

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  33. beckysbestbites permalink
    14/07/2015 11:11 am

    Thank you for this! It is just what I needed today as I have been worrying so much about all the details for my wedding coming up this fall!!

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  34. Rosey permalink
    14/07/2015 11:18 am

    We are always on the other side to someone, aren’t we? 🙂 I liked your post. Good food for thought in there. 🙂 Have a great week!

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  35. My Journey With Candida permalink
    14/07/2015 11:51 am

    Thank goodness I don’t have a lot of worries in my life. Getting old helps me with that.

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  36. Aimee permalink
    14/07/2015 12:14 pm

    Worry is such a struggle for so many people. It’s really easy to get caught up in worrying about our problems if we aren’t careful. Thank you for the wonderful reminder!

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  37. sicorra permalink
    14/07/2015 12:56 pm

    Love the stories! Worrying too much can actually cause a lot of stress in our lives, and many people do not realize how damaging stress is to their health, but it is.

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  38. hannah gee permalink
    14/07/2015 2:17 pm

    I do belive that a certain amount of worry in certain situations is good. However I constantly battle with over worrying. A very thought provoking post.

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  39. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    14/07/2015 2:26 pm

    I try not to worry about anything! My hubby however worries about everything! Really wish I could get him to worry less lol

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  40. martinkadelux permalink
    14/07/2015 2:51 pm

    Worry without the drive to fix the issues is useless stress. I hope that I pass on the ability to find answers to the worries on my plate to my kids.

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  41. Fred Hawson (@3xhcch) permalink
    14/07/2015 3:38 pm

    We have always heard that worry is a useless emotion. But we cannot help but worry about the unknown. The achievement is to look beyond that worry and DO IT!

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  42. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    14/07/2015 3:40 pm

    This is an very inspiring post indeed with some great advice. I totally love what Walter Hagen said. It is so true that we are only here for a short time so there really is no room for worry. Everything happens for a purpose. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Beth Williams (@TranslateTravel) permalink
    14/07/2015 3:40 pm

    Worrying doesn’t get you very far. Love the photos of the daruma here.

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  44. Christy Maurer permalink
    14/07/2015 3:45 pm

    I know that we all worry over silly things. It is good to just cast your cares away!

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  45. betchai permalink
    14/07/2015 4:00 pm

    I talked to my father a week ago and at 83, he is very healthy, far healthier than my brothers and far healthier than when he was young. I asked him what his secret, and he said, “no worries, stay happy.” Then he shared to me why during his younger years, he had been in ICU twice, once in CCU, because he was worrying so much about us ( his kids, his failing health and how we would all finish college if leaves the world or die), but when he learned to accept that what we’ll become of us he has no control with, and learned to pray hard for us instead to be be strong enough to learn life’s skills that slowly he was moving towards a healthier life, and to everybody’s surprise, he’s still very strong today considering his health issues when he was younger. Your post reminds me of our talk. It’s very inspiring, it reminds me of one of my favorite movies, ” 7 years in tibet” where the then very young Dalai Lama said, “why worry? if the problem can be solved, there is no need of worrying. if it can’t be solved, worrying will do no good.”

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    • 23/07/2015 1:30 pm

      Thank you for sharing your insights so beautifully… I must take another look at the movie. I’m glad you had the conversation with your dad too.

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  46. Nova permalink
    14/07/2015 5:05 pm

    Worry or worrying is i guess part of being a human. We sometimes worry on things that we shouldn’t, which means we do care of something.

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  47. toughcookiemommy permalink
    14/07/2015 6:01 pm

    I think all humans worry because it is in our nature. It’s important to not be consumed by worrying all the time.

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  48. Pooja Kawatra Gupta permalink
    14/07/2015 6:11 pm

    Life is so beautiful to enjoy every single day and worries are just part of life shouldn’t we be making them our life. Twins story is a beautiful example here .

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  49. Michelle Solee (@michisolee) permalink
    14/07/2015 6:25 pm

    It is normal for people to worry but we have to remind ourselves that God is in control so we have to let go the things that is outside of our control.

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  50. sinyees permalink
    14/07/2015 6:39 pm

    worry is because of fear. But when you able to cope it, it helps one to improve.

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  51. theconservativemommy (@theconsmommy) permalink
    14/07/2015 6:55 pm

    I used to have those worry dolls as a child! Worries can really be debilitating to a lot of people. We need the proper to skills to manage worry.

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  52. klg1982 permalink
    14/07/2015 7:31 pm

    I probably waste too much time worrying. It’s a good idea not to dwell on the past though. Great inspiration here.

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  53. Pal Raine permalink
    14/07/2015 7:55 pm

    I agree, more worries means you are more stress. there’s nothing you can do to control your worry but by suppressing it, as soon as you stop, the tension and anxiety bounces back.

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  54. Carly Brydon Anderson permalink
    14/07/2015 9:17 pm

    I know that worry is definitely something that I do a lot. I am loving that Walter Hagen quote, though!

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  55. Sakshi Raina permalink
    14/07/2015 10:26 pm

    You have made a valid point. I strongly believe that worrying never gets you anywhere. We should always live in the moment 🙂

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  56. Stephanie Pass permalink
    14/07/2015 10:42 pm

    Worrying usually never helps anything along. I come from a family of worriers. My mother is the biggest. I try to let things roll of my shoulders when I find myself worrying too much.

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  57. ronleyba (@ronley_ph) permalink
    15/07/2015 2:08 am

    Love the story about the traveler too! Thanks for that!

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  58. franckxethee permalink
    15/07/2015 2:21 am

    Worry is like interest paid in advance. It weighs you down but it is still tomorrow’s burden. Sometimes, people worry too much about the future that they miss out on what’s happening today.

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  59. JessicaACassidy (@wifetoalineman) permalink
    15/07/2015 5:15 am

    When I worry, I go somewhere by myself like in a bathroom and lock myself and pray to God for wisdom.

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  60. Victoria permalink
    15/07/2015 7:00 am

    It is important to try to be happy and not worry.

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  61. thedomesticbuzz permalink
    15/07/2015 8:28 am

    Not worrying about things you can’t control is a great lesson! I used to let other people’s burdens get to me, but I’ve gotten better about just listening, and not allowing their problems into my life.

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  62. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    15/07/2015 8:32 am

    Just what I needed this day. Now, my worries are relieved simply reading your stories especially that of the Traveler and the shepherd.

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  63. Jason Panuelos permalink
    15/07/2015 9:01 am

    It really helps to let our worries go. We can’t let things tie us down and distract us from the things that are really important in life 😀

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  64. 15/07/2015 9:46 am

    Highly inspirational. How many of us by worrying can add another year to our lives? 🙂

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  65. verybusymama permalink
    15/07/2015 10:35 am

    I personally know worrying can eat you alive! Its difficult to shake off and often you need additional help — I started therapy for other issues and along the way learned not to worry about things that were not my problem. That took a huge load off!

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  66. Tiffany C. permalink
    15/07/2015 10:37 am

    I worry way too much. Much more than I should. Stress does bad things to my body but I haven’t found a way to just chill yet. I really liked reading through your post.

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  67. Yona Williams permalink
    15/07/2015 4:49 pm

    I will admit, I am a chronic worry wart…not only for myself, but for others in my family. It’s like I absorb all of their stressful situations until everything comes out alright. I am a little better in handling it all…the stress can get really draining.

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  68. Lexie Lane permalink
    15/07/2015 5:09 pm

    Joyce Meyer is so right! When we’re down, we need to pick ourselves up. Nobody else can do it for us if we choose not to be picked up!

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  69. Shelly permalink
    15/07/2015 7:14 pm

    Right. There’s no point in worrying about something beyond your sphere of control, there’s nothing you can do about it. It’s not to say that one should just escape to a “happy place” but it’s saying that having a positive yet realistic perspective would give you a better focus on what you can do and can’t do.

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  70. maggiesblog2 permalink
    15/07/2015 7:21 pm

    This is something I struggle with on a daily basis. I am what my mom calls a worrier. I worry about everything, mainly things out of my control. It used to cause me anxiety and make me sick but I have been working on it and its getting better.

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  71. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    15/07/2015 9:22 pm

    Why worry, when you have God on your side. Even he said, worry not about tomorrow ..

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  72. Manu Kalia permalink
    15/07/2015 11:02 pm

    This reminds me on how Bob Marley songs keep me motivated when I’m in trouble. Thank you for the inspiring words.

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  73. HilLesha permalink
    16/07/2015 1:40 am

    I used to worry about every single thing. I do admit that I still do from time to time, but I try to take all my worries to God and leave them there. Excessive worrying can be a peace stealer.

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  74. dedezoomsalot900300623 permalink
    16/07/2015 7:33 am

    My favorite reminder not to worry comes from the Bible – Matthew 6:25-27. It ends with the thought that worrying about something doesn’t add a single hour to your life. It’s so true!

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  75. janzcrystalz permalink
    16/07/2015 7:51 am

    If we keep on worrying, it is like creating problems that is not even there. 🙂

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  76. Melissa Ungco permalink
    19/07/2015 7:26 am

    I love reading your “Motivation Mondays” – I think you can start writing an inspirational book. 🙂

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  77. verabear permalink
    19/07/2015 9:20 pm

    I am trying to recall when was the last time I was really really worried. Then I thought about the songs you shared – I think I pretty much am like that. I try not to worry about things beyond my control and concentrate on those that I can still influence.

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  78. Grace permalink
    20/07/2015 12:06 am

    your post is a reminder that worrying can do nothing. thank you for writing this during my greatest worry-filled week. =)

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  79. Dominique Goh permalink
    20/07/2015 1:01 am

    Worrying really paralyzes oneself. Best to take action then waste time worrying

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  80. theresa permalink
    20/07/2015 4:17 am

    I always, ALWAYS worry a lot! My fiance would always say that things happens that way because they’re meant to be. He’s my rock and I always turn to him whenever i worry a lot. I need to practice to lighten the worrying in me.

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  81. Louise ღ (@louisechelle) permalink
    21/07/2015 4:33 am

    It is true that we must take action because worrying doesn’t change anything but I hope people would know how to balance. This post tells us that too much worrying is not good but let’s be reminded that a simple worry is not that bad either. Because of this “too much worrying” idea has become known, I observed some people became a little too ignorant of things which is NOT GOOD also. We must learn how to balance and deal with our worries.

    Therefore, personally, I believe that worrying isn’t that bad as long as you know your limits and that you know how to address them positively.

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  82. maria permalink
    23/07/2015 8:02 pm

    It is normal to ge worry especially for people that are close to you. I used to worry about what people might say about me but not anymore.

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  83. yolomoment permalink
    24/07/2015 7:07 am

    Your work is always great! Worry less, more happy. Thanks for this.

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  84. Mommy Maye permalink
    24/07/2015 9:25 pm

    I am a great worrier, I mus admit that. But I have a great defense with it and that’s faith in God 🙂 Everything has a purpose and I have learned that instead of worrying, I must be strong and live life each day.

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  85. Melgie permalink
    26/07/2015 4:30 am

    I tend to worry on things lately about my family back home and stuff like that then I realize that its not healthy when you think and worry to much. This post is beautiful! Thanks, Eliz for sharing

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  86. nilyncartagena permalink
    26/07/2015 5:17 pm

    Thanks for this post! Worrying is my weakness. I know I shouldn’t have to but when problems come, I couldn’t resist worrying. I am on the process of giving it all to God, completely trusting him is the only key.

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  87. nilyncartagena permalink
    26/07/2015 5:18 pm

    Thanks for this post! Worrying is my weakness. I know I shouldn’t have to but when problems come, I couldn’t resist worrying. I am on the process of giving it all to God, completely trusting him is the only key.

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  88. Allan permalink
    02/08/2015 7:46 pm

    There are times I worried a lot. From work to home. However, I used to keep it balanced. I tried to solve problems one at a time rather than doing all together which usually resulted to accomplishing nothing.

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  89. Peachy A. permalink
    03/08/2015 12:17 pm

    My husband is more of the worryer more than me and I always tell him not to worry too much.

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  90. bel permalink
    16/05/2017 6:09 pm

    A worry free life is not a trouble free life but it’s living life knowing that certian things will always be out of your control no matter what you try

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