Do you worry a lot? Worry is the mother of all rabbit holes, isn't it? It can pull us down so easily once we start worrying about our jobs, our relationships or even something as simple as what to make for dinner. I'm sure you can tell by now that I've indeed caught the worry bug a time two -- or three or four.
But then I came across something: In 1933, author F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a letter to his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie. He ended the letter perfectly with a list of things to worry about, not worry about, and simply think about. These are some things, according to Fitzgerald, that we do not need to worry about...

*Don’t worry about popular opinion
*Don’t worry about dolls
*Don’t worry about the past
*Don’t worry about the future
*Don’t worry about growing up
*Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
*Don’t worry about triumph
*Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault

Isn't that a great list! So, friends, what do you find yourself worrying about? How do you get yourself to stop those annoying racing thoughts once they pop in your head? (For me, working on my blog is a good way to calm down!). xoxo

P.S. How cool would it be to have F. Scott Fitzgerald as your dad? :)

[Top photo of F. Scott Fitzgerald via wit + delight]


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