"Worrying is stupid. It's like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain."
A few years ago I started tweeting a quote of the day every morning at 7:30 am. Initially, I did it because many of the "experts" claimed people love quotes, and it was a good way to attract followers in social media. Well, here I am 1000+ quotes later, and I'm addicted to the concept, but not because it builds followers.
All of us need something to get us going in the morning. Looking for a quote seems to rev up my creativity to start the day. It compares with stretching before a workout, and the more I search for a quote I like, the more the creative energy seems to ramp up and start my day.
This is a very short post this morning brought to you by the activity of "worrying." I started out looking for quotes about laughter today. The quote above came up thanks to Google and it hit me hard because we all waste time worrying!
Take a minute and just think about how many different things you worried about yesterday. In our house it started with the flu bug...then moved on to a couple of new projects I'm working on...then to a friend's health who I haven't talked to for awhile...and the list went on and on.
I'm not saying to live life without being cautious, but spending time worrying is simply unnecessary baggage, especially when we're using up our most valuable commodity, TIME. And, at the risk of sounding like the old fart I am, as you get older time goes by faster and faster.
So, let's make today the start of a personal project for all of us. Let's slow down on wasting time and energy worrying about things. Let's embrace life, business and building our skill sets with laughter, energy, and appreciation for all those people in our lives who make it special.
This is the perfect time to let my childhood, now turned adult hero, Alfred E. Neuman, into this post with a comment I appreciate even more this morning: "What, me worry?" Not today!
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