When I look back on all these worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened. —Winston Churchill
A rolled-up ball of yarn does not take up much space - it sits, ready to be used when needed. It gets unrolled a little bit at a time - just as much as is needed and no more. But a ball of yarn that gets unraveled can be strewn across an entire room. It becomes a jumbled mass, entangled and confusing.
When we live our lives a day at a time, we are like that rolled-up ball of yarn. Our thoughts, feelings, and skills are ready to be used as they are needed. But when we worry, our spirit becomes a jumbled mass of yarn. We get ahead of and behind ourselves - our thoughts are scattered and often our feelings are confused. Worry adds clutter and confusion to life.
What is most helpful is to put the worry away--to roll up the ball of yarn and bring ourselves into the present moment. In this way, we stand ready for each new stitch--and we will never be given more than we are able to handle.
Do I have worries that are cluttering my life today?
From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©
You must find the ideas that have some promise in them...it's not enough to just have ideas. --George E. Woodberry
When I showed up at your doors, you kept it very simple for me. You said,
"Don't drink, go to meetings, get a sponsor, and keep coming back."
You said that if I did this, things would get better.
You didn't tell me when but I believed you just the same.
There was no evaluation process, no fees to pay, no people I needed to see,
or appointments I needed to make.
I just showed up at the meetings and you loved me.
I was an alcoholic and that was all you cared about.
- Thank You For Sharing, p. 88
Thought to Ponder . . .
The Three M's: Meeting makers make it.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
K I S S = Keep It Serenely Simple.