After the devastation of the Joplin tornado and all of the threatening weather last week, I can’t help but mention that I’ve had several moments when my MIND began to ponder the “what if’s”. What if I and/or my family doesn’t survive a tornado? Although the chance of us ever being in a tornado are extremely low (I’ve lived in KS nearly all my life and haven’t even seen one!), have you noticed life can cycle through these feelings of insecurity? I may experience the HappiesT day ever and then wake up the next morning with subtle feelings of fear, worry or anxiousness. How frustrating!
It is easy for our minds to drift to these thoughts, but as I get older I ‘m better at ConTrolliNg these feelings. Yes, all of the “what if’s” are frightening, but I heard a priest once say, “Worrying about something won’t add any more time onto your life.” So true!
I don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but I figure the only option is to stay optimistic. I try to live each day as if it were my last, but also try and live as if my family will live to be 100. Who knows, we may be the lucky ones that have a LONG healthy LIFE and nothing to worry about! I just know that PositiVe ThinKing sure helps me sleep better at night. Don’t let the devil win this battle…God gives us a life that is too sweet to waste, so make the best of what you have now.