Seniors: Worries You Can Do Without

Nov 16th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The wide open blue sky is uninterrupted by any clouds.  No rain today.  Open season on the golf courses and any out of door activity.  No worries here.   On my fourth cup of very good coffee, I gaze out the window next to my computer and enjoy the brilliance of the plant varieties still in bloom and it’s mid November.  No worries there.  The plants are watered by an automatic system.  All is well.  It is approaching 9 o’clock and the dogs are ready for their walk.  Everybody is in good physical shape this morning. No worries there.

Turning to the Internet for an update on world news reveals information about the national debt and the threats to Social Security, Global Warming, and a whole spectrum of beyond my control issues and arguments.  I can do without these worries, but it seems the only way to do so is to stick my head in the sand ostrich like. The huge and troublesome issues of our time will take more than my small concern and limited contributions for doing anything worthwhile about them.  I can do without those worries.  But, those worries, whether considered or not, have an effect on me and millions of others.  My ability to ignore, citing my inabilities, does not help the worries disappear or be solved.  So, how do I go about coping with worries I can do without?

Strength of character is something that takes daily exercise.  Sensitizing integrity requires working at it.  Wisdom insists upon a daily search.  Caring implies observing conditions and showing empathy.  Replacing worries means that you are strong enough to forge your conscience with the ability to withstand whatever is out there. Worry is wasteful.  Worry is a dead end.  Worry is unproductive.  Worry won’t solve anything.  But, these influences heretofore mentioned will.  They are the moods  that take on worry.  They are the means for withstanding invasions of worry. 

Pessimism is a by product of worry.  Doubt and fear reproduce worry.  Anxiety encourages worry.  Frustration and anger stimulate worry. Envy births worry.  Just consider the negatives that influence the presence and spread of worry in your life.  You can do without all these invaders from places and provocations often unknown.  Why give them permission to be a part of your make up?  Why offer them any opportunity to invade your mind, spirit, and otherwise healthy existence?  Worry, in any form, contributes nothing to good outcomes.  Worry, if anything, drains the positives in your life which can contribute to your coming to healthy solutions. 

So, what’s it going to be?



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