September 12, 2013 by
Categories: Emotions

It is 2 p.m. on a rainy Thursday afternoon. I am sitting at my desk, occasionally glancing over to the window to watch the rain pour down.  In some ways, I needed it to be a rainy day today.  Rainy days are always symbolic of cleansing to me.

The past few weeks have been full of worry over a lot of things…big and small.  This week’s worry is my sick Beagle, Bella.

Worry is something that is hard to escape.  So many things happen in our lives…things that have the tendency to flip the switch from calm to worry/anxiety/uneasiness (whatever you would like to call it).


Over the years, I have learned many things about myself.  One of these things is that I worry and that as hard as I try, I’m not sure that I will ever be able to escape worry.

Now, to be fair to myself, I have learned how to curb a lot of it through deliberate mindfulness.  I try my hardest not to sweat the small stuff.  And when I do find myself worrying about something minor…I thump myself on top of my head (metaphorically).  The small stuff is truly small.  Time passes and tends to fix all of it.  It’s not worth the energy.

The big stuff is another story.  I do worry about it and it does follow me around.  That’s the part that I have embraced.  The part that I have worked really hard on, however, is realizing that while worry will happen and will follow me around, it will be temporary.  It will go away.  Things will get better.  When I think that way I feel as if I allow a cleansing downpour to sweep over me.  It is a much needed release.

Worry is universal. We all experience it.  Some more so than others but we all do it.

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