Day 1669: Concerns

Yesterday morning, people with concerns talked about them in a therapy group. There were concerns about

  • themselves,
  • each other,
  • health,
  • health care,
  • the health care bill,
  • money,
  • housing,
  • nature,
  • the country,
  • the world, and
  • the future.

When those concerned people shared their concerns, we also discussed what we do when we’re concerned.


I’m concerned that list might be difficult to read, so here it is:

What do I do when I’m concerned?

Sit with the concern





Take a break


Consider changes

Accept (in the terms of the Serenity Prayer)


Be creative


Take what power I can

Seek and tell the truth

See the opportunities in problems

I see the opportunity, here and now, to ask what you do when you’re concerned.

Any concerns about my other photos from yesterday?









Here‘s some music about concerns Β from Chris Andrews.

To whom it concerns: consider expressing your concerns in a comment.

Concerned thanks to all who helped me create today’s blog post and I am especially grateful concerning you.

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32 thoughts on “Day 1669: Concerns

  1. I have no concerns about you having made the right decision to move near the water Ann- what a view!

  2. Everything concerning your blog is great πŸ™‚

  3. What concerns me most is business concerns carrying the most weight in professions meant to be caring

  4. I have no concerns this morning having read your post Ann. Love those views!

  5. No concerns, love following your site, maybe concerned, I’m reminiscing too much tonight. β™‘

  6. I usually pray and sit silent or listen to some music when I’m concerned

  7. Fretting, Ann, gives me a big, obvious furrow on my brow and draws a comment from my dear wife Karen. And Karen’s comment gets me back to center.

    • I love the way Karen is concerned about you, Mark. You were both in my dream last night, concerned about each other.

  8. When I’m concerned I drink coffee β˜•οΈ

  9. I’ve always been partial to calling anything that’s active “a going concern”. Concern doesn’t have to be negative, especially when it’s concern for something important. It’s synonymous with attention and even care.
    Needless to say I’m very glad your blog is quite a going concern.

  10. When I am concerned about something, I isually try to become as informed as I can. When concerned about somebody, I often make them a cup of tea.

  11. I don’t have any concerns at the moment. Should I be concerned about that?

  12. Nice to see Harley strolling on the deck, surveying his domain. Great view! Evidently his earlier concerns no longer trouble him!

  13. You forgot one bullet point: Drink. Only joking…I’m not much of a drinker (if at all) but I’ve always loved the “thought” of having a big glass of wine to help mellow my concerns. But life, full of turns as it is, has no room for a drunkard at the wheel!

  14. Forward Ann, forward.

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