Pay once… or twice?


Yep, it’s me again.  Hi there!

It’s a gray, cloudy, overcast day.  You know, one of those days that seem to sit on your shoulders and slowly drain the life out of you.

To top it off it seems like everything is going wrong.  Weird stuff… stuff out of my control.

I don’t know about you, but I like things to go the way “I” want them to go.  I’m kind of funny that way.

Now, I know that life will not always go the way I want.  It just seems for what ever reason, life is bored or something and decides to entertain it self by jabbing Jerry.

I was at a ballgame yesterday and a couple of rows in front of me I saw a teenage brother sister teasing each other in a fun sort of way.  The younger brother without provocation would just start giving little pokes into his sister’s arm and side with his finger.

The sister would say “stop it” and push his hand away.  The boy did what any younger brother would do… he would smile and persist.

After a few more jabs the sister’s tolerance would come to an abrupt end and her look and voice clearly communicated – THAT’S ENOUGH!

The boy would back off but after about ten minutes the process would begin all over again.

I feel like “today” is the irritating younger brother trying to get under my skin.  Poke, poke, and poke again.  I feel the finger jabbing me.

I am trying not to get irritated but… but… unlike the girl to her brother I can’t say “stop it”, or “that’s enough”.

Life just is what it is.

I can get all irritated and frazzled.  But what good does it do.  Seriously.

What I’m about to say may sound very judgmental.  I don’t intend it to be, but it may be judgmental none-the-less.

Frankly, I don’t understand people who are worriers.  I have seen people struggle, worry and fret over things that haven’t happened nor will not likely happen.

Side Note: Yes it’s natural and appropriate to consider the possibilities of life and try to     accommodate for circumstances that are likely to occur.

What we are talking about are worriers.


I have on occasion tried to figure out the payoff for worrying.  Yes, there is a payoff.  Everything we do has a payoff (this is a topic for another blog).

I heard someone say one time that you only worry about the things that you think won’t be going the way you want them to go.

It seems to me that by worrying you end up paying for the potential problem on the front and back end.


There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.

- Mohandas Gandhi


Maybe I’m self-serving or naïve, but I don’t want to suffer double for negative things that might occur.

Yes, I know that things will happen.  And let’s face it, bad stuff happens.  When something bad comes along in life I know it will not be pleasant or easy.  So I ask myself, why suffer now before the bad stuff shows up?

That’s one of the things that lower forms of life have over us humans.  You don’t ever see a dog or a cat worry.  They just deal with things as they come.

Maybe the reality is, I’m just not that smart.  It could be that I am in the lower form of life category and that’s why I don’t tend to worry much.

Well, I guess there is something to be said about not being the brightest bulb in the pack.

It’s not worth worrying about.

See you on Thursday.

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