What if we didn't worry?

What if we didn't worry?

This week, I challenge you to embrace a simple yet powerful concept: just don’t worry. Imagine what might happen if, for one day, you set aside all your cares and worries.

Let's draw inspiration from Scarlett O'Hara’s famous line in Gone with the Wind: "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day." 

And consider this beautiful passage from Brianna Wiest’s book, Ceremony:

"What if, just for today, you did not worry
just for tonight, you set aside your cares
tomorrow you can worry
you can worry about everything on your list
you can worry for every hour you're awake
but what if just for today
you decided you'd worry tomorrow
and then you woke up tomorrow
and did the same thing."

I love these simple philosophies because, like many of you, I know my way around unnecessary worrying. If I'm not careful, I can be an Olympic-style worrier. For instance, try this on for reasons to worry: two of my sons are at a 3-day summer concert festival. This year, they're staying in Airbnbs and motels with too many other unsupervised young "adults." I use "adults" loosely. What could possibly go wrong with that scenario, right? I have two choices: I can obsess over what could go wrong orrrrrrrrrrrr... I could, just for today, not worry. 

I used to think that worrying made me a responsible adult, but now I realize it helps nothing and most likely does more harm than good.

So let's both embrace this concept and try it out this week: 
What if, just for today, we did not worry?

By the way, if you find this idea resonates with you, you’ll love Ceremony by Brianna Wiest. This book is filled with many such gems, beautifully written as poetry. It’s one of my favorite reads and a wonderful addition to my store of beautiful things. Plus, there’s free shipping on this book as well!

Instantly lift your spirits and take a walk down memory lane with Bobby McFerrin's classic song "Don't Worry, Be Happy." 

Now, let's embark on this worry-free day together. Let's see what happens when we choose not to worry.

P.S. Remember, you can find Ceremony and other inspiring reads at abeautifulfix.com. Dive into a world of beauty and inspiration! And Happy Father's Day to all the amazing Dads out there!

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