“Does worry help?” is a question I have asked many, many (and don’t worry how many) people, over the years.
What’s your first guess, best guess about the answer?
Don’t worry, I’ll tell you answer. It’s a resounding NO.
Yesterday, people discussed the difference between worry and planning AND the difference between worry and caring.
Despite our confusion about those concepts, it is very possible to plan without worry and to care without worry, although separating those out takes work.
Does it help to worry about Oscar during his last days?
No, but it helps to plan and to care.
Does it help to worry about any of my photos here today?
Does it help to worry about procrastination or instant gratification? Coincidentally, last night my son and my husband were discussing the benefits of procrastination. Aaron said that procrastination involves getting a lot of other things done while you’re procrastinating. Also, procrastination makes you work efficiently, because you’re doing things quickly at the last minute.
Am I worried about my son? No.
Does worry help as I look for a dance number from Top Hat, which Oscar and I watched yesterday?
Does it help to worry about the weather? Not according to Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
Does gratitude help? Always.