Sunday, August 20, 2006


Our pastor spoke on "Don't Worry Be Happy" today. I must be the "Queen of Worry." He gave some stats that were very interesting.

An average person's anxiety is focused on;
40% -- things that will never happen
30% -- things about the past that can not be changed
12% -- things about criticism by others, mostly untrue
10% -- about health, which gets worse with stress
8% -- about real problems that will be faced.

The most interesting fact is "worry" doesn't change anything! Worry just hurts us and makes us more stressed. I guess it is better "To let go, and let God" anyway you look at it.


wolfbaby said...

alot easier said the done my friend..


survivor said...

let go and let God... if only it were that easy! ((((sage hugs)))

Jade said...

Im really glad I went blogging and came accross this entry Wanda. I woke up in a panic with all the things going on in my life. Its a mixture of it all, things that wont happen, critcism, things I cant change, things that will happen. Just a panic!!!!! Sometimes I forget that God will not give me more than I can handle. So, thank you for that reminder.

Wanda's Wings said...

WB & Surviror:
Being the Queen of worry we will see how well I do. lol

I hope you get some relief from the stress. This is new for me too. ((Hugs))

Dreaming again said...

there was a key to the not worrying ye first, the kingdom of God ...

love the kitty cat!

love ya my friend!


Raine said...

how interesting- I wonder where he got his statistics. I do find alot of people worry unnessecarily

Marj aka Thriver said...

I've heard something similar to that before. Worry is definitely NOT about living in the moment, usually. I try to shake off worry whenever I can. My little guy is a great worrier (is that a word?). I still sing to him sometimes, "Don't worry, be happy." Or I use, "Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing is gonna be alright." (I think that's a Bob Marley song.)

cheesemeister said...

You and me both--but that kitten sure is cute!

john michael said...

wise pastor, but the human condition lends itself to worrying, for all the good it does us!!

peace and blessings

keepers nad john