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Be happy, join the wednesday worry club - happiness


Of all the citizens who know me, no one would say I am afflicted with worryitis. They may say other belongings about me, which may or may not be true, but that's a different story.

If you ask me, and nonentity has, worry is just a waste of time that could be used more profitably. Every hour of worry takes away from an hour of happiness. There is certainly no "rhyme or reason" to spend one minute worrying.

Actually, there is a hardly "rhyme," (it sounds more like rap than no matter which else), but I declare you there is completely no argue for it.

A acquaintance has a cute motto he likes to call to mind; "Why worry when you can pray," which makes effortlessly good sense. If we would spend time we would use to worry and pray, we would detect diminutive to unduly affair us.

Very barely in life causes me to be anxious or be anxious. I have advance use of my time than contract killing it in such a a waste of time employment moving no remuneration or retirement.

This has not continually been the case with me. Once, and not too long ago, I anxious about everything. You name it, and I've apprehensive about. My worry list was longer than the list of promises of a politician administration for re-election.

Then I bothered about gone astray a bit I must be disquieting about, which was my Waterloo, and you know what happens when you miss the loo.

This is not to say I don't have a worry in the world. There is the war in Iraq; the economy; and annoying to commit to memory what my wife asked me to bring home from the store tonight. If I'm not careful, I could by far slip back into those gala days packed with worry.

That was then, this is now. A few years back a big shot introduced me to a amazing plan commerce with worry. Since then, my disquieting time has been cut to a bare minimum. As I'm the kind of anyone I am, I want to pass this conspiracy along to my friends: both of you.

I call the plan, "The Wednesday Worry Club. " I basically referred to it as the WWC.

Very simply, everything that comes my way in the grouping of worrying, is jotted down on a 3x5 card, which is then located in a exceptional box called, "The Wednesday Worry Club Box. " The item on the card is gone as I drop it into the box. Every Wednesday I open up the box and go all through the cards.

The cards are color-coded for convenience. Red cards are for critical items; green cards are for fiscal worries; blue cards are for items not needing burning attention; and fair-haired cards are for issues with the Benevolent Mistress of the Residence (the bulk of cards in the box are blonde - but you didn't hear it from me).

The bring about is simplifying my life and freeing up considerable time earlier dominated with worrying. I cannot tell you how this has enriched my life and I am anxious for you to come into contact with the remuneration of the WWC.

On Wednesday hours of daylight when I open the box, the cards fall into three categories.

One: Issues that are too late to do whatever thing about. This is my beloved category. The conjecture being if you postpone whatever thing long a sufficient amount it will be too late to do whatever thing about it. Many of the red cards fall into this area.

The appealing thing is, when the item is first put on the red card and positioned in the box it seems to be exceptionally urgent, as despite the fact that amazing desirable to be done right away. However, introduction it in the box and forgetting about it until Wednesday takes away the thorn of urgency.

Two: Issues that are no longer urgent, important, or needing any concentration at all. This, too, is a choice category. Too often a a variety of character in our house, (I'll allusion no names), insists that a thing needs abrupt attention. However, some equipment postponed long a sufficient amount take care of themselves.

Most issues, if left alone, will work themselves out not including any exterior help. And I bear in mind in my opinion exterior help. The additional outside, the more comfortable I feel.

Three: The final category, issues that can be postponed until next week. Many of these are green cards. As I go all through the cards, anyhow of their color, I try to postpone as many as I can.

There is a assurance in this characteristic of the WWC. It takes a long time to acquire expertise in the area of postponement.

The key to all of this, of course, is to carry about on your character at all times an adequate amount decorated cards. It is a sad day when I run out of cards, customarily the fair-haired cards.

Then a brain wave emerged in the back recesses of my mind. How many trees have been used to construct all these 3x5 cards I've been using. Immediately, I brought out a fresh red card and made a notation. I cannot wait until Wednesday to find out how this works out.

Of course, there is a beat way than the WWC. David, that amazing Guide Psalmist of the Lord wrote, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall address thy paths. " (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV. )

Instead of committing my anxious opinion to cards, I could "Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. " (Psalms 37:5 KJV).

Recently, the WWC has given way to the WNPM (Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting).

Rev. James L. Snyder is an award attractive dramatist and common magazine columnist breathing in Ocala, FL with his wife Martha.

http://www. jamessnyderministries. com http://www. godspenman. com


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