Post Edited (vestabula) : 4/18/2009 8:08:49 AM (GMT-6)
How about "what if" nothing were to happen and I stayed home for no good reason? We don't know what the future holds. You need to live life like there is no tomorrow. You can plan ahead for things but we don't have control over many things in our lives.
Today I had a "what if" moment. My daughter and I planned on going to Sarasota for the day. I usually walk my dog in the morning and that's when she has her bowel movement. So I decided to get up extra early so I could walk her before I left because "what if" she had to go and soiled my carpeting? So I DID get up early and did start to walk her and she lost her footing on the edge of the sidewalk and hurt her leg. She was holding her leg way up and it was shaking and she was whimpering. I wasn't sure if she had broken anything so I carried her home, called my daughter, and we took her to the vet. It was a dislocated shoulder and she is on pain meds now. The point is, if I hadn't been concerned about her soiling the carpeting, I'd be in Sarasota Jungle Gardens right now! We are going tomorrow and I will NOT walk Sabra first. If she messes the carpeting, oh, well.
No more "what ifs"! I will stop thinking about every little thing that COULD happen. 99% of the time, nothing happens. I will enjoy my life.
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 4/18/2009 9:11:14 AM (GMT-6)
thank you guys for your input. Karen...I am so proud of you...your determination and will to 'get on with it' is an ispiration to us all. You're typing is fabulous! Much love to you.
Donnaeil...I agree with you that having thoughts rolling around in your head all day then getting them down on paper can add to the problem...especially if you are satarical writer like I am. Many writers are filled with angst. I went to a seminar once and the list of writers who have anxiety issues was endless. Lawrence Block described his life as being a deep, dark hole of despair. Stephen King... He said how can I effectively write about the monster under the bed unless I have experienced the fear myself. I have the autobiography of Charles Schultz...his family begged him for years to go on anti depressants but he said they stiffled his creative process. Yes...they certainly do.
Patti...I'm with you girl...No More 'what ifs' for us! You go first!
I appreciate all your comments. I really have to get in control of this....and I plan to.
Huggies and a small pile of Pampers to go with them...
Post Edited (vestabula) : 4/18/2009 6:04:10 PM (GMT-6)