Wednesday, October 26, 2011

An Antidote to Worry

A couple of weeks ago I entered for a give-away hosted by the lovely Rebekah (she is the brilliant creator of Ten on 10, my favorite photo challenge). Nobody could have been more surprised than me that I actually won this incredibly generous give-away! Check out this beautiful necklace from Noonday Collection. Such a great company with a beautiful mission.

Christmas is just around the corner so keep them in mind. You can be helpful to the artisan and the recipient will be thrilled with their present!

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The necklace wasn't the only beautiful thing included in this package.

When Whitney mailed this necklace to me she included a little sticky note with "Matthew 6:25-34" written on it. Now, I'm not really much of a bible reader these days and my work schedule means that, sadly, I haven't been to church since Ada was baptized. I scurried off and found my bible to read what was a most timely message. In this passage, we are reminded that no earthy possessions are as important as our lives. We are reminded that anxiety is fruitless. The passage ends with,

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own."

Well, Amen.

As I mentioned, this message is timely. No details needed. Just, well, when it rains, it pours. And hails. With thunder and lightning. 

So with that in mind, I'm doing my best to not worry. For me, being thankful is the very best way to NOT focus on the things that make me so anxious. Instead I'm counting my blessings, of which there are so very many.



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That right now, I love the pants off my daughter.
Right now, my husband and I are in the throes of being on the giving and receiving end of communication.
Right now I love the other doctors I work with. 
Right now, we have a beautiful community around us - near and far. We are blessed to know such fabulous people.
Right now, the future is terrifying and exciting and hopeful. I get a feeling that it isn't going to shape up to be exactly what I expected. But then, that's one reason I married Tim - he keeps me on my toes.

How do you manage your anxiety? Tips to share with the rest of us? 

3 Lovies:

Shell said...

What a perfect verse!

Lisa said...

I so wish I could stop worrying so much. It really takes up entirely too much time and energy.

Ty's Girl said...

A very wise woman once told me that to worry is like a rocking chair... it takes a lot of energy and it doesn't get you anywhere.

Great necklace! I am so glad you won! I look forward to your pictures every month :-)