Hi, my name is Leslie and I’m a worrier.
I’m announcing it here
like I would if I were in a big circle of chairs filled with people who begin each meeting by announcing their personal struggle to the world.
I’m not embarrassed to admit it, this is what I struggle with, I worry.
And my journey is about learning to let go, to live in the moment and to have faith, this is what I’m always working on.
Although most of the time I’m like that kid in the Bruce Willis movie who says, “I see dead people” except my line is, “I see all the bad things that just might happen”—especially when it comes to my kids. Late at night. When they’re not answering their damn text messages.
note to myself:
So the other day when I stumbled on this short article entitled,
it made my little old heart sing. Seriously I really loved it. No, it contains nothing new and earth shattering but I hope you read it. Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned about life, it’s that timing is everything.
And today this one simple question is working for me.
It seems to have the power to instantly jolt me out of my negative mind-set-- which is what worrying is-- for just a hair breath of a second. Which turns out, is enough time for me to catch myself and allow the door to gratitude to crack open a bit.
In case you don’t have time to read the article here’s the question to ask yourself when your mind’s whizzing out of control and you’re feeling stressed out, worried or down.
Ok. Are you ready?
Ask yourself this:
Am I focusing on what is going right or what is going wrong right now?
And the key—for me—are those two last words.
Right now. Right this second.
Because that’s all any of us have, right? This one. Precious. Moment.
And I sure don’t want to waste it worrying.
If you read the article let me know what you think.
I always love to hear from you.
By the way, I’ve figured out that the worst thing about blogging every day in October is that I’m having a terrible time responding to my comments. Believe me, I treasure each one and I’m trying to respond..it just might take a while.
Happy 15th of October!