Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Swift Kick

I am a firm believer that we all need a swift kick in the arse sometimes.

We get wrapped up in our own lives and our own problems that we forget that in the grand scheme of things, is whatever we are worrying about really important?

Tuesday as I was replaying what went down Monday, a coworker just looked at me and point blank said "and how is that working for you? is your worrying and guilt really doing you or Goose any favors?" Oh My Goodness, she was right, my worry, my guilt was/is not doing either one of us good.

You want to know what is wonderful? (well even if you didn't you still are going to find out!) This person said something I really didn't want to hear in a way that made perfect sense and didn't make me feel like a total loser. No guilt. No pressure to listen to what she thought I needed to do.

Thanks to this coworker and several of your comments, I am looking at Goose's counseling as a blessing. This will hopefully bring more peace for her at school and on the home front. I also am *trying* not to put too much of the blame on myself.

If you have friends or acquaintances that can tell it how it is, treasure them, for they are definitely keepers.

**** I would like to share with you all a wonderful post by Tami G of Every Day in Gray - one of my newest followers. I went to her site today -Tuesday- (as you should with any new follower/commenter) and was shocked to fine a very similar post to the one that I had started to form in my mind. I find it amazing and humbling to know that many of us out in bloggy world encounter similar epiphanies.

Make it a great day!
But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. Psalm 3:3 NIV


SparkleFarkle said...

When worrying get's the best of me ("My name is Sparkel and I am a Wort."), I put it on a schedule. I allow myself 15 minutes of pure worry that day, but I have to do it all at once. It's such a relief when it's over, and most times, it's hard to do the full fifteen. If I start worrying again through out the day, I "rinse and repeat."

SparkleFarkle said...

***rereading previous post comment*** Oh for crying out loud, I SPELLED MY NAME WRONG! LOL!

Picture Imperfect said...

Great post and a worthy reminder.

I try to not to worry. I'm pretty lazy and anything I can recognize as a waste of energy, I do my best to eliminate from the program. ;o)

Wishing you a worry-free day MJ!


Tami G said...

Love your post!
Love your attitude!!
I'm wishing you lots of honest friends and lots of worry free days ahead!
Everything happens for a reason and it will all work out for the best, just the way it should!!

Thanks for the shout out and thanks for reading my blog! Nothing makes me smile bigger than knowing that something I said made someone else smile =)

Have a GREAT day!!!!!

Tami G

kys said...

I used to be a terrible worrier. To the point that I couldn't sleep at night for it. Finally, I let that burden go and my life has been (not perfect) so much better for it. I try to reassure myself that God is in charge.

Charisse and Holly said...

Love that verse. I just stopped to take it in, and let it fill me only scripture can do. I ran my hands down my arms, while reading it, imagining the shield that He is for me. Beautiful!
Agree with you about words spoken at the right time with love. I call that "purse rights". You know how most moms won't let their kids go in their purse. I give those rights to certain people believing they love me enough to tell me the truth. So important. Have a terrific day. Holly at

Erin M. said...

I am a horrible worrywart, and while I've gotten better about it in recent years, I still lie awake some nights (i..e last 3 nights w/ sicko kiddos) worrying. I start out worrying about one thing and quickly it runs into the next thing and before I know it I'm restless, tossing & turning and can't get back to sleep at all.

I am very tired today. I definitely need to kick this worrying stuff to the curb!