Life is Too Short for Worry

Sometimes,  I just need to laugh at myself.

I am one of those people who tends to worry & stress about things that don’t need to be worried and stressed about. I have been working on a project for work for the past two days, trying to learn things I’ve never even been exposed to – and getting continually frustrated because I can’t figure it all out. I finally asked someone who my company often does work with to take a look, and his response is, “Sure, this shouldn’t take more than an worryhour.” I literally laughed out loud. Sure I felt a little stupid for not being able to figure it out, but on the other hand this is what he does for a living. I felt relieved that I didn’t have to stress about it anymore, and also found it ironic that just this morning I read the words, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34).

As a generally anxious person, I tend to catastrophize everything and worry about most things in my life. I mean there’s so much that one can worry about – family’s safety, the weather, car, cat, relationship, work… the list goes on and on. The point is that worrying does absolutely no good. Just because you worry more about something will not make it better. Whatever you’re worrying about today, God already knows the outcome – and whether it’s good or bad – he is already there waiting for you.

Life is way too short to worry, a lesson I keep learning over and over again. We need to enjoy each moment as it comes; grasp toward adventure, love like there’s no tomorrow, and be thankful for this day – each day.

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