It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Chapter 5, Page 15, Book 21


Focus on growing your positive attitude and ditching some emotions that are weighing you down like worry or guilt.

Cindi Wood

May 15th - Worry is a waste of time.

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.   

Leo Buscaglia 

Time spent worrying is time spent not living. Worrying by its very nature takes us out of the present moment and into the past, ruminating over what has already happened or into the future, projecting what might possibly come to pass.  Worry keeps us trapped in our heads and keeps us from truly enjoying our life.  Some planning is necessary, taking action is mandatory, but worrying is optional.

We worry instead of learning to love ourselves more and nurturing our relationships so they are deep lasting and fulfilling.  If we are wasting time lamenting over a lack of love, or loss of love, then we’re not spending time paying attention to the people who are present in our lives.

Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.

Erma Bombeck

We needlessly spend time worrying about unimportant things, We get bent out of shape over tiny things, we agonize over decisions that won’t matter next week.  We often spend more time worrying about what we are going to wear, when we want eat or what we’re going to say, than what we do enjoying our meal, experiencing what we’re doing or having conversations.

Time spend worrying, ruminating, and anxiously projecting would be much better spent focusing on the work at hand, paying attention to the people around us now, and reveling in the experiences that are happening in this very moment. 

 Time spent worrying, is time spend not living in the life we have at this moment in time.  That is truly the biggest time waster of all.

That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.

Old Proverb


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Worry is a waste of time.

Mevely317 said...

Unfortunately, you've nailed me. Of late, my "what-iffer" has been running amok. I used to (gently) chide my mother for being a worrier; now, I've grown up to be just like her.

Please, Ma ... keep preaching, and I'll keep trying. 🙂

Martha said...

Don't worry, be happy! :)

jack69 said...

As always good advice, and great reminders to pay attention. I wander off into 'worry' land without realizing it, and MUST grab hold of the present.
The best to you and hope all is well
Sherry & jack working down in NC