Weekly Wishes No. 5

Monday, November 4, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport| |

Monday, November 4, 2013

I thought I would share with you a quote from Walt Disney: "Why worry? If you've done the very best you can, worrying won't make it any better." 

This resonates two fold. One, you should always strive to put your best work out there and to not slack on projects. You never know who is watching or where it might lead you. The second reminder is about not worrying, which is so much easier said than done. And while I am not trying to quit worrying altogether and float through life on a cloud of unicorns and fairy dust, I am trying to be content in the knowledge that I have done my best and that is all I can do. 

Worrying will only add premature wrinkles and frown lines. And while I would love nothing more to actually look my age, I certainly do not want to look older than my 21 years.

Another way to easy the worry and anxiety that flares up all too often, is to focus that negative energy onto something positive. November is here and with that comes a season of thankfulness and generosity. Instead of stressing yourself out with worry, focus on all that you have to be thankful for and show appreciation for those special people in your life. Do a random act of kindness. Treat a friend to lunch or write them a note of encouragement. Not only will it will help refocus your energy and take your mind off of the things you cannot change, but it will also brighten someone else's day. 
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Stephanie Kirby said...

That is such a great quote from Disney! It's difficult NOT to worry about things, but if we make a concious effort to move onto something positive, that's such a better place to be! Love your suggestions-what a great change of focus! :) Have a great week!
Stephanie @ meetwithasmile.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Worrying it the thief of joy. It doesn't solve any future problems, it only makes you unhappy in this moment. And you're absolutely right - thankfulness and appreciation is the best way to snap out of it :)

Annie @ Mismatched Simplicity said...

Such a truthful nugget of wisdom to remind us about living in the current and not overly wiggin out about things beyond our control. Goodness knows I need to hear this reminder. Thankfulness and focusing on others is such a remedy. Thanks for sharing :]

Rach said...

That Walt Disney sure knows what he is talking about! Thank you for the kind reminder!

Rachel from Brachel Boulevard

Erin Kendrick said...

I love it! I have this quote up on my wall at work and it's such a great reminder to keep working hard and letting go...no need to stress - it doesn't change anything!

Fran said...

That's a great quote!