My name is worry; some of you know me very well. I am probably the last thing you do before sleeping and the first thing on your mind as the day breaks. I am the one that makes you travel to the land of What If through many roads. Sometimes I get you there by making you watch the news or by making you have a conversation with a hurting friend, and sometimes I take you to the memory of your pain and heartache.
I’m good at what I do!!
You see, there are so many problems with living with me, but when you find me as your companion sleep is impossible. I let your imagination run wild with every disaster theory I can get. I love to watch you get trapped, pouring every last drop of your energy and attention into the “what if” thoughts, my very own creation.
I tempt you into letting your fears define you!!
Like Dorothy, who thought she was trapped in Oz, You have the power to leave me. You just have to close your eyes, tap your heels together three times and keep repeating, “There’s no place like Peace. There’s no place like Peace.” Before long, you will be sponge soaking in the world of peace, without me. But some of you love me so well; I’ve become a part of you.
I get stuck to you like glue!!
I am worry; I can offer you a lot- Tachycardia, hypertension and so much more…
Living with me or leaving me is your decision.
Last week I threw out Worrying,
It was getting old and in the way.
It kept me from being me;
I couldn’t do things my way.
I threw out those Inhibitions;
They were just crowding me out.
Made room for my New Growth,
Got rid of my old dreams and doubts.
I threw out a book on My Past
(didn’t have time to read it anyway)
Replaced it with New Goals,
Started reading it today.
I threw out childhood toys
Remember how I treasured them so?
Got me a new Philosophy too,
Threw out the one from long ago
Brought in some new books too,
Called I Can, I Will, and I Must.
Threw out I might, I think and I ought.
Wow! You should’ve seen the dust.
I picked up this special thing
And placed it at the front door.
I Found It — its called Peace
Nothing gets me down anymore.
Yes, I’ve got my house looking nice.
Looks good around the place
For things like Worry and Trouble
There just isn’t any place.
Its good to do a little house cleaning,
Get rid of the old things on the shelf.
It sure makes things brighter
Thank you God for cleaning up my-self.