A Rolling Ball of Worry

The Positively No Negativity Challenge

Day 3

It was a perfect day for a perfect day!

Yesterday started out with heavy frost on the pumpkins and lavender in my front yard, and then moved on to a stunningly beautiful autumn day.


So how did I manage to stew it all up? Stuff happens, I guess.

Yesterday was a tough day for me. Worry about someone close to me took up a lot of my energy. I tried hard to be positive but the ‘worst case scenario’ kept coming to mind.

That’s what negative thoughts do; they drain your energy and keep you from being in the present moment. It was a beautiful day but did I enjoy it? The more I gave in to my negative thoughts, the stronger they became. Picture a rolling ball and as it goes it gets bigger and bigger. Mine became a rolling ball of worry, concern and fear.

And then I brought those demons to a course at my church in the evening. Well, that did change my focus a little. Talk about God’s love (no matter what, no matter who) and some prayer at the end made me realize that I am not alone with my concerns.

I have God.

I positively have God, who loves not only me but also the people I love. It wasn’t a revelation but it was quite a realization.

In the words of Mary C. Crowley, “Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway.”

Nice thought ‘eh?

5 things that made me happy and grateful today:

1. A visit from a friend for tea

2. A great pair of pants I found at Frenchy’s

3. Two phone calls that helped me put things in perspective

4. An evening course that helped

5. Coming home to a clear sky night with every constellation visible

And then I went to bed on a more positive note…

Here’s to a great day 4!

2 thoughts on “A Rolling Ball of Worry

  1. Francine Ranger

    Christine, It sure is nice to find you in my Inbox nearly everyday now. This is positive for me, perfect timing, since this is my day 1 at home, with nothing much to do. Finally my 16 treatments are over with, and all is well…So, I’m with you, keeping my mind positive, and trying hard not to worry. Keep up your good work, I enjoy reading you so much, Love Francine xoxoxo


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