Yo! Parents, people, caregivers, friends, relatives and countrymen. Summer is almost over, the school year is beginning. It's usually equal parts dreaming of a perfect future and fretting over upcoming disasters. Scary thoughts are so compelling that we often hitch our brain train to them and off we go on rails of doubt, doom and disaster. It's an easy thing to do AND it's not good for us, not good for our kids and not good for our sleep (and boy do we need sleep). Below are a few quotes to jolt us off the worry tracks. We can take our hot and unflattering disaster suits off and practice having faith that thoughts are not reality and when an inevitable disaster hits. . . . we'll all be able to handle it!
Our worry about possible disaster in no way prevents it. We can only deal with trouble after it happens. Our best refuge is to have confidence in our children and to take it easy until such time as our talents for coping with disaster are really called upon. Rudolf Dreikurs
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. Leo Buscaglia
I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened. Mark Twain