I Worried

I confess that I’m a worrier. I really have to keep reminding myself to just “let it go,” that worrying doesn’t get you anywhere!  This poem, by Mary Oliver, is so perfect for those of us who waste precious energy in the worry loop!

I took her advice earlier this week (before the rains returned) and this was what greeted me when I took my old body and went out into the morning. It was so much better than worrying!

 

8 thoughts on “I Worried

  1. Nan

    Wonderful post. From my quotes folder -1999. I don’t know who said it. “Every problem has its price but if you worry about it you pay double.” And this from 2002. “If the problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If the problem can’t be solved, worry will do you no good.”
    Tibetan saying

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  2. Les in OR

    I used to be a worrier, but since retirement I find that I’m less stressed and worry less than I used to. I have a magnet that reads, “Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” Not quite as profound as Nan’s Tibetan saying, but something to remember when life starts to hassle you with problems. 🙂

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  3. Kay

    I love that poem, Robin! And, yes, I am indeed a worrier. Nan and Les both give great quotes too. Me, I’ll say you have a beautiful view. I’ll also say that walking will help with the worrying – those endorphins, you know. And for me, I’ll share my short saying for this year and last – ‘just breathe’. Also, my favorite Bible verse – ‘Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.’ – how can I worry when He promises that?

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