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Today’s gift

Jul 28, 2023 10:37AM ● By John Waterbury

The concept of letting go of worry is an interesting one.  Many people would say that nothing bothers them or worries them, so they would think this question would be a moot issue.  But that’s not always the case.  Pharmacies fill large numbers of prescriptions for issues related to anxiety and depression, and other worries related to life-management issues.  Fortunately, such help is available and helpful to a large number of individuals who are battling these problems.  And these issues are growing in frequency and intensity amongst adults and teenagers.  And that’s why I have chosen to focus on this topic today.

We all know that there are many areas of life that are full of problems and uncertainty.  They include individual, legal, family, financial, social, psychological, spiritual, and a wide variety of other unresolved fears.  

With this in mind, I would ask, what if we knew for certain that everything we’re worried about will be resolved in a manner that will strengthen us.  And that it will be worked out in the most perfect way, planned just for us, and at the best possible time?  

What if we had a guarantee that the people we love are experiencing just what they need to become who they’re intended to become?

What if we knew the future was going to be good, that we will have the resources and guidance we need, and that we don’t need to worry ourselves sick?  Just buckle-up, and jump into life.

We’re free to let go and enjoy life.  And there’s a big world out there.

Now we all know that at times, life doesn’t seem fair. There’s more pain than most of us would prefer, but it’s still pretty good. We know that we’re not going to win every argument, and at times, we may be distracted, but don’t hesitate simply because you always have. Reach out in lots of different ways.  As a group, we’re are all unique, so make this journey the way you want to take it.  

Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.  Strive for the best of yourself.  Redefine yourself as someone who is ready for the next step.

Don’t take yourself too seriously.  When you hesitate, it leaves room for fear and uncertainty to sneak-in and alter your journey.

Whatever people think of you is none of your business.  So, listen to others, and then make new unique plans.

And remember, the best is yet to come.

Believe in miracles.  And remember that faith makes us whole.

We need to show our gratitude for this journey by reaching out.  Even painful experiences can be converted into something beneficial.

Experience is what you get when you step forward.  So, experience life in its many varieties.  Make your journey to the other side of the hill.  Don’t just settle for wondering what’s there.  Investigate and plan and reach out and make it happen.  When you create the willingness to make the journey, you’ll find numerous roads to the top of the mountain.  You may stumble in this effort, but bruises and scratches are the evidence that you were there.  It’s your message to the world. Don’t settle for less.  If you do, the consequences are rough.  Make the world different by being in it.

Depression is what you get when you want the world to be different than it is, and you give in and give up.  Don’t do that!

All things give us experience, and are for our benefit.

Dare mighty things.  Make new dreams and keep your dreams alive.

It’s important to remember that experience is never wasted.  It becomes your roadmap to life.  It gives us direction, and serves as a self-fulfilling prophesy.  So, dare to reach for the sky.  Don’t settle for mediocrity because if you do, the mediocrity will spread to every aspect of your life.  We were never meant to be mediocre.  We’re here in this world to make our mark, and that mark is our contribution, both to our own journey, but more importantly, to the lives of those around us.  And in this journey, you’re not alone.  So, make no little plans.  You’re not here by accident, but by design.