"Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength."
-- Corrie Ten Boom
Answer by mogencreative at 3:00 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
My husband & I argue over worry pretty often (he is a worrier, I am not). I say it eats up today & robs you of the joy of now. He says that if nobody ever worries, nobody is ever prepared, that people are too often not worrying now-a-days & are thoughtless because of it. I suppose we are both right & the quote really only applies to obsessive over-worrying.
Answer by nysa00 at 3:01 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
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Answer by melody77 at 4:21 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Anon- no one said to forget about tomorrow. There is a big difference between planning and preparing and worry. Worry crosses the line into obsessing, "what ifing", you are looking for troubles that may or may not happen. Rather than preparing for reasonable things. For example, it is wise to live a healthy life and know your risks, but unwise to obcess about getting Alzheimers. When you cross over into worry it hinders your ability to function in today.
Now if I could just learn to do what this quote says.
Answer by teamquinn at 4:30 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
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