A dear friend just got some amazing news. Good news. Call it great news.
It didn’t take long to start worrying about everything that could go wrong. I told her she had just let the Worry-Willies in.
It doesn't help that most of us misinterpret Murphy’s Law (“anything that can go wrong, eventually will”) as a law of physics that will apply to our personal journeys.
FYI- Murphy’s law is not a law, it’s an adage. It’s a cliché. We writers know better than to let clichés in, or do we?
So how to deal with the Worry-Willies? It’s not enough to “just say NO. “ Heavens, that’s another cliché.
In the past I have tackled those with reason. The odds are well in our favor, at least for most positive developments. But if reason were enough, we wouldn't be overwhelmed with worries to begin with, because worrying doesn't usually help matters.
I am open and eager for any and all personal insight, strategies, and wisdom. Goodness, I’ll even take recipes. Call it the Wash Away Worries Forum, and come-on down.