Five Minute Friday - Nothing
Nothing. Absolutely nothing is worth the energy and effort and emotion that worrying requires. Nothing. Nothing in the history of the world has ever been positively changed by worrying. Nothing. Ever. Thinking through things logically, yes. That has changed minds, held tongues, and given rise to some of the most beautiful stories, poetry and art ever created. But worry, no. Worry is thinking about things we either can't or won't change. Worry is obsessing over what might happen. Worry is brooding. Worry doesn't involve action, or faith, or hope. Worry creates sadness and hopelessness. Worry causes our blood pressure to rise and our muscles to tense. Nothing good comes from worry. Now if I can only remember the truth of that when I start thinking of all the things I think are worth worrying about.