Don’t Worry, Be Happy


Worry (Photo credit: StormKatt)

On the 10th February 13 I published my Sunday quote, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34.

I vowed there and then to try and stop being such a worrier.

It really doesn’t help, it’s bad for your health and worrying about what could be ruins the moment you have right now.  However it is easier said than done and I’ve got to confess, I am a worrier, which unfortunately has caused many sleepless nights and ruined many a promising writing day. As when I’m truly on a worrying roll I really can’t concentrate on anything else.

I promise you I can worry over the silly smallest thing ever, I wonder if it could ever be described as a talent? Or an area of expertise? 🙂

Ever since I read this quote on the 10th February 13 I have tried to read it every night and remember it throughout the day. I’ve got to say I think it’s working, I am worrying less.

Then I started to wonder, do you worry your self silly or have you got a motto or a special way of dealing with potential worries? When I was taking exams “cough cough” years ago, we were told that the people who worried a lot did better in the long run because they made sure they were prepared. This was probably told to exam entrants to help them embrace their worry and work harder.

Most of life’s worries never happen, I read this recently and personally I find it very true.

So after three

Here’s a little song I wrote,
you might want to sing it note for note,
don’t worry, be happy

In every life we have some trouble,
when you worry you make it double
don’t worry, be happy

6 thoughts on “Don’t Worry, Be Happy

  1. Have to confess I’m not a worrier by nature, much to my husband’s disgust sometimes as he is! I’ve always kept that verse in mind. Occasionally, however, I worry over silly little things that sometimes keep me off my sleep and I guess they’re more likely to be family concerns. I’ve always maintained there’s no point worrying over the bigger things that you can’t change. What’s the point? It won’t make a difference. I just have to keep remembering that!

  2. Not ever worrying about anything would probably be a bad thing as our worries can help us prepare for, or avoid, potential problems. Imagine if we didn’t worry there might be a car coming as we stepped out onto the road. Acting on that worry by looking first and ensuring we’re visible to motorists is a good thing.

    It’s when our worries stop us living our lives or prevent us being happy that they’re a problem. If we don’t sleep for worrying we’ll be run over or won’t leave home in case it happens for example.

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