Live this day! Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision, but today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Never agonize over the past or worry over the future. Live this day and live it well.
Worry is a habit. It is something that can be worked on. I call it relinquishment of the worry habit. There are techniques that help. I talk to some beautiful church people and I discover they still worry. It’s a total waste of time and energy. If you are a praying person who prays with faith, you would immediately, and automatically, take what you’re worried about to God in prayer and leave it in God’s hands – the best possible hands. This is one technique that is excellent. In the beginning you may have to take it back to God quite a number of times before you develop the habit (which I have developed) of always doing everything you can in a situation, and then leaving the rest safely in God’s hands.
How often are you worrying about the present moment? The present is usually all right. If you’re worrying, you’re either agonizing over the past that you should have forgotten long ago, or else you’re apprehensive over the future which hasn’t even come yet. We tend to skim right over the present moment which is the only moment God gives any of us to live. If you don’t live the present moment, you never get around to living at all. And if you do live the present moment, you tend not to worry. For me, every moment is a new and wonderful opportunity to be of service.
Credit: These are the words of Peace Pilgrim. We found them in the book with the title “Peace Pilgrim. Her life and work in her own words”.
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