Don’t Worry: Be Happy!
Great advise, if you ask me. But it is much easier said than done! In my latest Huff Post blog, I explore why worrying incessantly is futile.
In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus says: ‘Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own’ (Matt. 6: 34).
And if that is not convincing enough, some experts believe that 85 per cent of what we worry about never happens. And the percentage that does happen is far less stressful than we could ever have imagined. Seventy-nine per cent of those surveyed were either able to handle the matter or learned a lesson from it. Go figure … we cope.
Worse yet, worry does not improve the situation. It does just the opposite, often leading to anxiety, which can cause mental and physical health problems. Who needs worry? None of us, right? Read more in my latest Huff Post blog, Worrying for Nothing: Unreal!