Thought for the Day – M. Twain on Worry

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”– Mark Twain

There’s no shortage of trouble—especially of our own making in the form of worry. We worry about our jobs, our bank account, our family, our health, our country and even whether others are worrying enough about the things that concern us. Face it. Most of us are bonafide trouble makers. It’s not too surprising then that anxiety disorder is the number one mental illness in our country. And as Twain observed, most of what we worry about never comes to pass. What will pass when we harbor worry, however, is our youth. Chronic worry disrupts our natural hormonal balance and accelerates aging, giving us even something more to worry about. “Who of you,” Jesus asked, “by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Luke 12:25) Indeed! Why take hours away too?

Your thoughts? Is something troubling you today that’s stealing your vitality?

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