I feel like I have heard this quote somewhere in the much distant past, but I recently heard it again in Jenn Im's April Favorites video.
It struck home so hard.
As someone that has a ridiculously over-active imagination, I tend to daydream and really push the limits of how far my imagination would go. I have to admit that there have been times when I would imagine up entire days and fill them up with events that never happened. Imagining good things is one thing (another kind of misuse of imagination we'll leave for another time), but and over-active imagination wasted on worry is even worse.
These things that I am worrying about haven't even happened yet--and there are certain chances of these things not happening at all. And while things seem scary because they are part of the uncertain future, I believe that I have a pretty significant say as to how that future can play out. If I play things right and be positive, I should be able to wash my worries away.
Now more than ever, optimism and positivity are a must for me. I have to keep surrounding myself with things that make me happy. Exhausting all my worries into quotes such as these (where I can also make use of my beginner lettering skills) helps a lot!
How do you cope with worry? Share it with me!