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.
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.
The Australians have a phrase for it