Do you have a song running through your head now? 🙂 The catchy song by Bobby McFerrin espouses such a simple philosophy – “Don’t worry, be happy” – but it is often so difficult to put into practice.
I read in Simple Abundance today:
Worry is a future-tense emotion. Worry is a projection of a possible – not necessarily probable – scenario. Will there be enough? Where will it come from? How long will it last?
Worry is part of the habit of brooding I mentioned in Monday’s post. Worry does us no good, it just keeps us mired in an unproductive place. Unless we can use our worry to create an action plan to move forward, away from it, through it – it’s just wasted energy. I know from experience, I’ve wasted a lot of energy on worry in the past. It got me no where.
A counter action to worry is to be happy. Find moments of joy and beauty around you, and notice them. Intentionally dwell on them. Find things like these little wooden toys, smiling out at you from a souveneir kiosk in Venice. Painted on smiles, but do you smile back at them? I do, I can’t help it.
Happiness can be found, it is a choice to look for it. So don’t worry, be happy.
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