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Don’t Worry…..Be Happy

Worry is like a rocking chair……it can keep you moving, but it won’t get you anywhere.

So don’t worry….be happy.

“Every life will have some trouble, but when you worry, you make it double.”….bobbi mcferrin

There are plenty of things to worry about these days and it’s easy enough to fall into the trap of wasting time thinking (worrying) about stuff that we have no control over.  And to what avail?  Nothing. Naught. Nada.  Time wasted.

I spent all last week worrying about what I was going to “blog” about, and of course I ended up blogging about nothing.  Just like the rocking chair I spent a lot of time moving forward and backward and at the end of the day, in this case at the end of the week, I was still in the same spot.  Moving……yes.  Getting on with life……no.

I’m a strong proponent of living in the moment, and worry puts you either in the past, contemplating what might have been, or in the future, comtemplating what might yet be.  Both these places are filled with futility.  You can’t change the past and you have very little influence on the future.  But what you do have is today.  Or more specifically, you have NOW.

“Now” is a time you can influence.  A time you can control.  You can choose what your “now” is like.  You can chose not to worry, and be happy.  You can chose to do one of those random acts of kindness that I’m always encouraging you to do……they always seem to result in happiness, for both you, and the recipient of your kindness.

Or, you can chose to spend your time doing something good for yourself, like go have a glass of water, or go for a run/walk/bike ride, or go hug somebody and tell ‘em you love ‘em.  Do something HAPPY.

Be the one in your crowd, your family, your workplace that always seems to find something positive in every situation.  And be the one reminding others that we really only have today, and it’s our choice how we spend it.  Worrying…..or being Happy.

Jerry Dunn