Episode 120 – Worry to Prepare, But Don’t Prepare to Worry
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Worrying about things we can’t control isn’t a productive way to spend our days. Yet most of us worry about things that are happening in the future, or things that may never happen at all . Tuesday People podcast host, Mitch Albom (a self-admitted worrier), dives deep into the topic and gives some sage advice handed down by his mother – and our beloved Morrie Schwartz – about using worry to enable you to prepare for circumstances, so you’re not worried about those circumstances before they arise.
I agree that preparing for some things lessens the worry. You do worry a lot but you have a lot on your plate and you are trying to make things safe for all those kids at the orphanage. Most of the rest of us never had so many kids to worry about at one time. You do though. That is why I had mentioned once to rest easy when those college bound kids got their scores in. Don’t over worry because that will make you sick. I had a time when I worried a lot after my husband got hurt at work and couldn’t go back to work and we had to fight work comp and he needed surgery and had to get a job to pay the bills ect.. Then after that we had to fight for him to get disability ect. That was worrisome but I made it through those tough times indeed. It took years to fight but we won and thank heavens. Then I worried some when I knew he was getting worse and dying and we had talked about what he wanted as his final wishes ect. You prepare but when the time comes it is always a shock to the system. That is part of life and we get stronger as a result.