Day 2756: Worrying about everything

Four hundred and twenty-eight days ago (don’t worry, I’m counting), I wrote a post titled “A Year of No Worry.” Recently, I reminded Michael about our shared pledge to not worry for a year, starting on April 10, 2019.  We laughed and noted how we had gone from worrying about nothing to worrying about everything.

Last night, Michael noticed that I was worrying about everything even harder than usual. So he told me he was making my favorite childhood comfort food, tuna noodle casserole, to help get me through the next few difficult days. (In case you’re worrying about tuna noodle casserole, I shall remind you that Michael is an accomplished chef.) Michael didn’t seem worried when I responded to his news by crying — he knows that kindness can make me cry (as well as cruelty).

Yes, I’m worrying about everything, including these recent photos.

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I can NOT go from worrying about everything to not caring about anything in a matter of seconds, but I’m actually not worrying about that.

Hmmmm. I guess I am not worrying about EVERYTHING.

Here’s Why We Worry All the Time and How to Cope, from The School of Life.

Once I heard that video quote Donald Winnicott, I stopped worrying about sharing that here. Here’s the quote:

The catastrophe you fear will happen has in fact already happened.

I’m worrying about how to share quotes from Marcus Aurelius, who governed during a terrible pandemic. Here‘s a good enough solution:

I’m worrying about how many quotes use “man” when they mean “human,” but I know they apply to women too.

I hope you’re not worrying about leaving a comment and I am NOT worrying about expressing my gratitude, here and now.

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19 thoughts on “Day 2756: Worrying about everything

  1. That toxic people quotation is a beauty

  2. Here’s to a good day, Ann.

  3. Everything will work out in the end, my dear friend. ( ◜◒◝ )♡

  4. I try not to worry about worrying but worry that sometimes I do!

  5. puella33

    As I get older, I discovered that i have to ” fix” what’s worrying me- depending on the situation, sometimes it’s harder than other times. Have a nice day, Ann.

  6. It’s really easy to be overwhelmed right now with all that’s going on in the world. I’m glad you’ve found some comfort in tuna casserole, which is one of the best comfort foods ever, and I hope it helped you, even if for a short time, feel only whelmed.

  7. it prime time for worrying, if there ever was one, but when this happens, try to thing of all the things you don’t worry about – like having a wizard cook who cares for you, having a bitchin’ calendar, great pets, fun friends, the sea nearby, a great sense of humor, the gift of music, a talent for helping others, and most of all, comfy socks.

  8. My grandmother known to me as nanna always taught me that worrying was usuaslly pointledss and just caused wrinkles and a headache and that people worry over trival stuff

  9. Hard not to worry these days, Ann, but I always try to remind myself that my mother always told me that 90% of one’s worries are unfounded. (No idea where she got her data, but I like those odds…😉). One thing I never worry about is you not offering a wonderful post. Here’s to a worry-free weekend. 😊

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