“Man for the sake of getting a living forgets to live” – Margaret Fuller
Are you worried?
Last weekend, I woke up with a heavy heart. I was berserk with worry, and I was helpless trying to stop this marauding beast from taking my joy. As my mind circled over the several issues, I convinced my rational mind that crying would be my best outlet. My eyes love tearing up sha!!
The truth is, I had been feeling a bit overwhelmed as I was constantly trying to execute the big visions in my head. I love visualizing the end of all projects before I embark upon them. So I struggle when I cannot articulate the answer to the question – HOW… which gradually leads to worry.
I have a few self-development goals for 2022 awaiting execution. who send me? My social projects are yet to commence, my business plans are yet to take shape, and a few others on the list were weighing my heart.
In addition to managing the home front as the chief chef all week, due to my nanny being away on medical leave, all these life roles had taken their toll, and I was also tired of handling different things for each family member.
I was in a worry fix for things that were beyond my control. I probably needed to be reminded to count my blessings.
A long call from my sister helped me put things in perspective, guiding me to see that my MANY blessings outweigh my worries.
That evening, I called my housemates, to ask if any worries plagued their young hearts. Nothing prepared me for the replies I got –
Me -“Seddie, do you have anything you’re worried about?
Seddie – “Mommy, I was worried you will not print out my art project, “ my 5year old responded in a soft voice.
Me – “But I have printed it out, so you had no reason to worry as it was part of my plan for the day.” I responded softly.
Then, Dara, my 10-year-old took center stage, sharing her worries without waiting to be asked. #theoutspokenone
Dara – “I am worried about my mathematics examinations,” she said with a subdued voice.
Me – “Dara, I believe you will do great, I trust your lesson teacher addressed all the problem areas? You will succeed, so no need to worry,” I replied confidently.
And then it dawned on me that everyone has an issue or two they worry about. No one is spared, not even our children.
We surmised by answering a question from Psalm 46 v 2 (So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountain crumble into the sea)
Is your worry like a mountain crumbled into the sea?
Just as I care for my kids and anticipate their needs, so does our Heavenly Father anticipate our needs and meet them just in time.
What are you worried about?
Take a meditative dose of my worry-free pill – Is your worry like a mountain crumbled into the sea?
Learn from the words of Dale Carnegie – “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today”.
Do not postpone living; enjoy the simple yet fleeting moments of life.
Stay grateful and trust God to bring you through all phases.
I leave you with this quote by Maya Angelou – every day offers you 10,000 reasons to cry, but if you can find just one reason to laugh then you will be all right.
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