Thursday, April 7, 2011

Don't Look Back...Murphy's Law

It's Wednesday night in the middle of a very long week.  I have been running nonstop for the last few weeks to classes, scout events, track practices, soccer games, meetings, church programs, and probably something else I forgot about.  I wouldn't be so down, but I just realized that my weeks are booked until the end of June!  Oh my...

I am a little stressed after chasing kids and figuring out a schedule that works.  Murphy's Law states clearly that what can go wrong will.  So naturally, tonight my husband informs me that his car is having problems again.  BIG problems = $1,200.  My stomach was turning and twisting as I began stewing over finances.  I know in my heart that these problems are minuscule in the grand scheme of things, but I can't help it.

Our Bible study's topic this week has been about giving all our problems to God and letting them stay there.  No problem is too small or large.  This theory is great, but doing so is an entirely different matter.

If you haven't noticed, I am a worrier.  I worry about the weather.  What's for lunch?  I fret over bills and grocery shopping.  I suffer distress when my children misbehave or struggle with skills.  I am full of woe if my husband disagrees with me.  Doubt and grief haunt my thoughts and torment my well being.

How can I just let go?  I try.  I really do.

I almost feel that worrying defines me as a person.  I try to be optimistic and let my worries leave.  There are days that I struggle with this affliction.  Today is one of those days. 

Backsliding was a main topic of discussion tonight.  I fight this all the time and not looking back is hard.  So tonight I am promising myself to focus on the now and what's ahead.  Things always work out for the best and I have so much to be thankful for.  I WILL look forward.  Like a true Nebraska girl, I will pull up my bootstraps, wipe my tears on my sleeve, and move on.

To remind me about all the positives in my life.  I am sharing a picture of my youngest son, who obviously doesn't suffer with my problem of looking back.  Although, I do think "looking back" might be helpful for him on occasion.

Do you have any strategies to deal with Murphy's Law?  How about handling "those days"?


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