Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Quote #44, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?

Here goes blog quote #44....

"Rather than sitting and worrying, do something. Anything. Worrying is a waste of time."

-Catherine Pulsifer-

Anyone ever worry about "stuff"? My wife does... all the time. My sister does as well. About crazy stuff. Nutsy stuff. Things that won't happen in 912 years. Yet they do.

There is a famous study done by the National Institute of Mental Health. For the worriers in the world, give these results some serious thought:

Most worry is unnecessary. The study went on to show that on average, 40 percent of the stuff people worry about never happen; 30 percent are in the past and cannot be changed; 12 percent are needless worries; and 10 percent are trivial and unimportant. The study concluded that on average only 4 percent of the things people worry about are worth the worry.

Perhaps Mad Magazine's famous character, Alfred E Neuman had it all correct with his patented "what me worry" attitude? So, what's worrying you? Should you release it off your mind?

That's my view.....WHAT SAY YOU?

2 comments:

madeleine said...

Worrying I defininitely a waste of time. There are so many other things to keep your mind occupied than worries. If you REALLY feel like you NEED to worry, but don't want to do it right then and there....Put the worries in a little box and put the lid on. You know that you can have access to your worries but they will not get to you at that time.
Sometimes it is also good to "LET GO, LET GOD!" Let the Universe take care of it ALL. Hand it over to the "Big Guy" and let the Angels take care of "it". The more we let go, the more peace we feel!
Hugs
Madeleine

T.A. Smith said...

Madeleine,
What a great addition.

Thanks for your insight. So True!!!