Day 2328: A Year of No Worry

Yesterday, when I was at Home Depot with Michael, we had a conversation about worry. Don’t worry, I’m going to share it.

Michael:You know,  I’m always happy when I’m at Home Depot. So I’ve decided to not worry about anything for a year. I’m not going to worry about the repair to the plumbing  I’ll be doing with these supplies and all the other home projects I’m planning.  And no matter what’s going on in the news, I’m just not going to worry. I’ll worry about everything a year from now.

Me:  That’s great! I’m going to join you in that pledge.  So no more worrying until a year from today.  That will be easy to remember, too, because it’s National Sibling Day.

When we were at the cash register buying the plumbing supplies, I told a a helpful employee about our year of no worry and invited her to join us.  She said, “Gee. I don’t know. It’s my job to worry.”  I invited her to realize that there’s a difference between worry and planning ( as well as a difference between worry and helping).  She said, “You’ve given me a lot to think about.”

I’m not going to worry about that interaction or any other personal interaction for a year.  Yay!

Does anybody reading this want to join Michael and me in A Year of No Worry? I unworriedly recommend it. For example, I have no worries about the photos I have to share with you today.

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I’m not going to worry about anything in those photos including that black hole, especially since worry can be a black hole.

Here’s a song about not worrying:

I’m not gonna let anything bother or worry me until April 10, 2020. And don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated on my and Michael’s progress in this blog.

Thanks to all who helped me create this “A Year of No Worry”  post and — of course! — YOU.

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24 thoughts on “Day 2328: A Year of No Worry

  1. The Australians have a phrase for it

  2. A few weeks ago the Doctors told me “This is as good as it gets Ivor” …. so everyday I wake up now, is the next day day of my life, and there’s no need to worry beyond that… simply no more worries….

  3. Every time I reread Aldous Huxley’s Island I find something new in it so I won’t worry about having mentioned it before. At the beginning Will Farnaby accepts a job on the condition that he’ll be paid enough to not have to work again for a year. It never occurred to me until now that he finds happiness and contentment without finishing the job, without even being paid.
    It doesn’t worry me even a little bit that you’ve given me a lot to think about–in fact I’m happy about it.

  4. Marcia Dubreuil

    Not worry for a year? HA! I’m not falling for the healthy perspective thing anymore, Ann. Sometimes we really ARE going to hell in a hand basket. Love you forever, though, and that’s a good thing.

  5. I like your plan but that makes me worry about how I’ll feel a year from now. Can I sign up for the 10-year industrial-strength no worry plan?

  6. “WHAT, ME WORRY?! – Alfred E. Neuman (Mad Magazine)
    -Alan

  7. I rarely worry about things can’t see the point so as we Aussie’s say “no worries” here there or anywhere

  8. I’ll join you for a year of no worry, my friend! (*´∀`*人*´∀`*)

  9. That is a really bold commitment, Ann. I admire it, and I’d like to join you, but even as I say that, I worry that I will falter! It’s a very worthwhile intention and I’ll do my best. Maybe I can manage a couple of months? 🙂

  10. No worries for Harley!

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