Do You Drink This Worry Cocktail?
July 21, 2020
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I used to drink this cocktail every day!
For years when I looked at or thought about my children’s future, who they would become, how they would behave, and who would they have as friends, I would have this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. My thoughts would run crazy with “I hope they are nice,” “I hope they are happy,” “I hope they can live without a financial burden,” “I hope they are successful in whatever they choose to do,” etc.
With each thought my stomach would hurt more. It wasn’t until many years later that I realized I had been sipping on a cocktail of Worry, Doubt, and Fear. And as nasty as it tasted, I seemed to drink from it often.
Looking back I wonder why I wasted my time feeling terrible drinking this awful cocktail. Worrying, Doubting and Fearing didn’t prevent horrible things from happening. It just tarnished the time I had without the problem.
And when an issue arose, this cocktail didn’t help me deal with the situation better either. It was truly a waste of my time to sip on that drink so often.
Fast forward and my kids are Amazing! But they are not that way because I felt like crap wondering if I was screwing them up or helping them along the way. Dealing with each issue as it presented itself from a place of love, acceptance and understanding helped me get through it.
So, as you start to reach for that horrible cocktail, instead take a deep breath, hold it, then blow it out slowly. Doing this a few times will help you reset your system and allow you to deal with whatever life throws at you without wasting one minute contemplating things that may never happen.
Sending You Much Love & Laughter
Amy & Sittah
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