Among the snottier psycho knots I have been isolated with here in Coronaville is the prospect of parenting teenagers in my 80s. I never made plans to attend my 80th birthday, puff, puff, much less driving a soccer van to get there. An 80 year old soccer mom? Really? What is it you are asking of me, Sweet Lord?
This morning's read from "Meditations for People Who Worry" resonated for me again. Thought I'd share.
Worry affects circulation, the heart and the glands, the whole nervous system and profoundly affects the heart I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who have died from doubt. ~Charles H. Mayo
This is an old quotation, yet it is so timely. While we have begun to recognize the danger of workaholism and stress and how lethal these activities are, we still seem to be in denial about the roles that worry and doubt play in our lives.
Worry and doubt are not just harmless activities of the mind. They affect our bodies and their ability to function.
The human heart of a worrier has no home because the fast-beating heart of a worrier believes in control and takes on superhuman responsibility -- believes in the ability to control everything in that life. This kind of control is a big order. In fact, it is an impossible order and the body often, upon realizing this, explodes.
I have a wonderfu body. It performs well when I ask it to do what is humanly capable of doing.
On this day in herstory, I am only 66 years old and my 3 orphans are still 2nd grade and under. My body is not humanly capable of predicting the future. Reminding myself to worry about parenting teenagers in my 80s when that happens, if that happens. For now? ? ? Onward through the Coronaville social distances. Soccer not allowed.
Management wants to know so thought I'd ask you guys. I haven't been having any problems for the last 3-4 days so I think they have it fixed, but last time I spoke too soon and got an error 500 trying to post that lol!If you are still having problems, they want to know what browser you're using. ~~~Peace~~~
Does anyone else find that school worsens their anxiety. I have no personal time when in school since I work in addition to being a full-time student. This causes me to be anxious 24/7 and just so overwhelmed but I have to work to afford school. It is a vicious cycle...