If you are a regular reader of my blog, or have just had plenty of conversations with me, you know one of my least favorite words in the whole wide world is WORRY.
(from dictionary.cambridge.org): to think about problems or unpleasant things that might happen in a way that makes you feel unhappy and afraid.
Enough? Please don't make me get up and get the actual hard cover to look it up!!
To me, the word WORRY is counter productive. It serves no purpose. It provides no outcome.
However, in a conversation with my little sister, some light was shed on this. Her take is, when someone is worried about someone else, it's more like something of a gift given to the person being worried over. Sort of like saying, "You have enough to carry on your plate, let me take the worry from you so that you can concentrate on getting done what needs to get done." Y'know, I kinda like the way that sounds.
Keeping THAT in mind, I can see where it's okay when people say they are worried about something or someone. So today I can say I've embraced a little more serenity in my world. All because of worry!!
How 'bout you? What are your thoughts about "worry"??