How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the World

I feel safe admitting I’m worried. Worried about the world. The country. The school year. I’m worried for my parents. My kids. My friends. And it’s more than regular anxiety worrying.
But worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. It’s like rocking in a chair. It gives you something to do but doesn’t actually do anything.
So, what can i do? How can I stop worrying and actually help solve the problems?
I can’t solve the problems of the world but I can work on my corner of it.
I can teach my children about fairness, equality, and love. Because by starting with them, I can teach them how to share those ideas and values.
Because life’s too short. So spread the love. Do great things where you know they must be done.
We all want to change the world and leave our mark. The best way is start small. Start at home. Start with yourself. Change the things you say. Change the way you say them.
If anything the kids have shown us they are capable of great things. More than we ever imagined. Help them change the world they will live in by changing the world they are in now.
Change starts with you. Change starts with us. And that keeps me from worrying more than normal.

2 thoughts on “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the World

  1. In times like these I think it’s normal to be worried… and I’m not just talking about Covid. It seems that everywhere you turn someone is either getting shot, dying of a disease, firing nuclear weapons, threatening to start a war or raping some child. When will things ever be serene?!

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    1. I think we just might get tired of it and stop.

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