An Antidote for Worry

Years ago when a College student in Chicago driving a city
passenger bus in the summer, He was greeted by a very
refined elderly woman passenger who tapped me on the
shoulder and said,
"Young man, you're a millionaire!"
That was news to him. However, after a pause,
the lady continued,
"You have your health!"

She was right. Counting our blessings,
Dale Carnegie writes, "If only the people who worry
about their liabilities would think about the riches
they do possess, they would stop worrying. Would you
sell both your eyes for a million dollars ...
or your two legs ... or your hands ... or your hearing?
Add up what you do have, and you'll find that you won't
sell them for all the gold in the world. The best
things in life are yours if you can appreciate yourself."

as Carnegie suggests,
is not going to take away our problems but it certainly can
help us handle them much better—especially if we daily give
God thanks in every circumstance—good or bad.

It also helps me when I am worried or stressed to write down
all the things I have to take care of and list them in order
of priority and try to tackle just one thing at a time. But
the best antidote of all is to pray and tell God that I am
scared and am worried but I choose to trust him to help me
work through the things that have me worried. In time my
feelings catch up with my choice to trust God.