Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dealing with Worry

I have always been the type to worry. Sometimes, I find myself trying to overcompensate by totally not caring at all. It works for some cases but for some, it only makes things worse.

I like being able to control my world and the things that happen to me. I like being able to make things better for myself and for those that I love. For the most part, I think that I have had my fair share of successes in this regard.

However, I have come to realize that I cannot do anything about how other people want to behave. I could do all the talking I want but it would not mean anything unless they want to change. Even my family members who I grew up with - I never thought that we would go such different ways when we grew up. But it happened. It is happening. Even the people that I love the most - I always thought that I could play my part in helping them go through the hard times in their lives.

But the bottom line is that they need to understand and feel on their own. The realization to take certain steps to help themselves must come from within them. I can only encourage so much. I can only help so much. I cannot control everything.

Again, the Serenity Prayer beckons to me.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

It is hard.

4 comments:

  1. dream, i have a tag for u in my blog, posh post. :)

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  2. Hi Posh, ha ha - I don't understand, I visited your blog but...? Help?

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  3. Hey Dream..blog hopping here again via LR. This post kinda describes be too. I worry even about the smallest detail of anything...I don't know if it makes a difference whether I worry or I just care...lol! Dunno!!

    Have a great time blogging!

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