A Prescription for Worry (The 2-Day Challenge)

August 4, 2014 | 1 comment

 I fired my inner worry-wart this morning at 3:28 a.m. Let me just say, we did not part on good terms.

“We have fundamentally different views about some things,” I said under my breath, before I sent her packing. “It’s not me, it’s you. You are a drain on my calendar, my work life, my mothering, my marriage, and my precious sleep.”

I confess: I have fired my inner worrier a few times before. And I have mistakenly hired her back again against my better judgment.

Because life on planet earth gives all of us plenty of reasons to worry. We worry about what the MRI will show, and if the crops are going to grow, and why the sales are still so slow.

If we’re moms, we worry we didn’t use enough sunscreen, that ketchup really doesn’t count as a vegetable after all, and the frightening truth that your oldest son is about to get his learner’s permit – Lord, help us all.

We worry we won’t get back to sleep. And some of us worry we won’t wake up again.

But this time? We’re through — my inner worrier and I.

And now, I’ve got a Two-Day Challenge for any of us who want more peace, less worry. Join me at (in)courage…

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by | August 4, 2014 | 1 comment

1 Comment

  1. Jody Ohlsen Collins

    You, too?? I think we were awake at the same time. I like the 2 day challenge idea. Two days I can do.
    You are such an encourager.


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