They go together, don’t they?
As parents of children with special needs, we’re not strangers to Worry and his scary friend Fear. And there are always new things to think about, new skill sets to tackle, new stages of life to deal with. It never seems to end.
A friend of mine recently reminded me that fear is common ground. That we’re not alone when we fear, and that others out there are experiencing the same feelings all the time. The same is true, of course, of worry.
Some worries goad us to take action; much needed action, in many cases. Some fears lead us to take preventive measure, stay in touch with school systems, and act cautiously.
But excess fears just drain our energy.
Wouldn’t it be lovely if they actually did something for us? Perhaps, instead of wearing us down, our fears could:
- build muscles
- improve skin tone
- correct eyesight
- solve balding issues
- or (best of all) burn fat
Yep, I’ll take the burning fat option. Never again would I need to worry about clothing, or bug my husband with those “how do I look” questions. AND I could eat anything I wanted to!
This smile brought to you by yet another fearful, worrying parent. We’ll all make it through somehow. We always do. 😉
Note: Thank you, Elisabeth, for helping me to see Fear and Worry through the warped funhouse mirrors, instead of for the monsters they so often seem! Sometimes we all need to know that fear is shared, for it to shrink down from size scary plus to manageable.