I asked a preschooler, “What do you worry about?” She said, ” I let my mom worry. Dad says she worries all the time so she is probably good at it. I’m good at other things.”
There are so many things we strive to be good at in this world. We take lessons. We read books. We get tutors and coaches and personal trainers. We want to be as good as we can be and often strive for perfection or at least greatness. However, maybe there are some things we should try a lot less to be good at. If everyone could be not good at worrying, it would change our world.
If you want to be a slacker in one area, worrying may be a good choice.
- What would have to happen for you to worry less?
- Who can you pass some worries off to?
- When people want to get involved in our struggles, what would your life be like if you were strong enough to tell others to “Worry about yourself!” ?(Click on link to watch a child in the action of not worrying.)
“There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.” Mahatma Gandhi