Tuesday, February 23, 2016

This Little Sign

I am a lot like many of you. I am a worrier. I fret about things that have happened or might happen. This can get me in a world of trouble. There is truth in this little saying. I need to to remember the old saying that goes right along with this little sign:

Good advice. My Jack does not like the worrying. He wants me facing forward. He believes in letting people make their choices and then live by those consequences. I am to stay out of those things that do not involve me and I am not to worry about the things I have no control over. Not always easy!

What is a motto that works for you?

Thanks, L.


  1. Hi Meredith! :) I love those sayings/motto! Thanks for sharing those.

    It is wonderful that Jack helps you when you worry too much! He has some solid ideas that sound good for the lot of us to think about! Thanks for sharing.

    I too worry quite a bit. Rob used to say that I'd worry even if I had nothing to worry about. I have learned to try my best to go to Rob and tell him when I am worrying. He usually is a good listener and helps me to see whatever the topic is, for what it is. I feel better. On occasion, Rob has been known to "give me something to think about instead of worrying, but mostly my worries are handled with hugs and kisses, reassurance.

    Motto... hmmm.... IDK. How bout something like, "we may not be able to change a situation, but we can change how we choose to look at it." Good to think about! Glad that you have your man there to see you through with all his love and spanks! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

  2. Mere,,,my motto,keep busy,if I'm not busy I worry. ; - )


  3. Hi Meredith, nice sayings. Hard to remember them in the actual day though. Might have to put them on the fridge!
    love Jan,xx

  4. Hi Meredith. Great things to remember. Its hard sometimes not wo worry. Glad your Jack takes care of you when you do.
    Hugs Lindy

  5. I don't know of a motto, Mere, but I do know that worrying just steals your happiness. It's tricky and evil, because you think you are going to change something by worrying. You can't. If you worried all day yesterday, you let something steal a day of joy with your Jack.

    You are way too smart for that. Lean in and let go.


  6. Great advice - I agree with Jack. Give energy to only the things you want. My motto - Let Go - Let God.

  7. Jack always gives good advice! I'm a worrier, too. I always think I can somehow change the outcome. Too much fretting and all for naught on my end!

    As for a motto...hmmm I don't really have a motto for not worrying. However I do have a motto for my kids when they are whiney:
    "Suck it up, Buttercup". Lol. I am mom of the year!!

  8. Not so much my moto but Mumski's way of letting go of broken things, bad thoughts, negative emotions...."Ah, there it goes"

  9. "Worry is a misuse of your imagination"

  10. Ug. "Worry" is my middle name. Drives my husband crazy but he hasn't figured out how he can help and I'm not sure either. Sometimes my worrying is valid but most often - probably not. It's just what I do.

  11. It's hard not worry about those you love, even when they've made bad choices. But your Jack is wise.
    When I thought of the motto that most applies to me in ttwd, it's, "Don't be on time. Be early." That's been a big issue around here, but I have made significant strides.

  12. LOL Mere...my aunt taught me something years ago...why worry about something before it happens because no amount of of worrying is gonna change what happens. Why worry about something after it happens because no amount of worrying is gonna change what happened. :D

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

  13. Couldn't have read the lead poster on this entry on a better day. Thank you.

  14. Meredith - I am not a worrier by nature, but I do have a motto I think of often when things are going awry..."Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." I've always liked that and believe it is true! ~ Jennifer