“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it empties today of its strength.”
— Lori Nannery
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”
— The Bible, Matthew 6:27 NIV
I worry. I used to worry a great deal. Now I worry less every day. Now I catch myself in the act of worrying about something, and I remind myself that worrying about it solves absolutely nothing.
There are a lot of great quotes about worrying. I chose only these two this time because the first by Lori Nannery is so true–worrying really does NOT empty tomorrow of troubles, but it zaps your strength today in a big way. That quote alone should help; however, it is the second quote by Jesus that has really stuck with me for years.
Think about it. What a great question. “Who of you by worrying, can add a single hour to his life?” Really. That question is so powerful that I keep it in my head to remind myself of the fallacy of worry. That whole chapter in the Bible is a lesson in letting go of concerns and worries. Yet to me this one line is all I need to remember.
Who of you by worrying, can add a single hour to his life?
I Cannot Add Even A Nanosecond To My Life By Worry. All My Time Spent In Worry Has Been Wasted Time.
Spread Some Joy Today–Realize that you need never worry about anything ever again. Practice makes perfect!