‘Don’t stress about things you can’t control’

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5th July 2024

Scientists estimate people have about 70,000 thoughts per day. Many of those thoughts incite feelings of self-doubt, fear, and discouragement.

There’s a brutal truth about life that some people refuse to accept—we actually have no control over many of the things that happen to us.

People who resist this truth fall into two categories—control freaks or worry warts.

Control freaks believe if they can gain enough control over others, and the situations they find themselves in, they can somehow prevent bad things from happening.

Worry warts, on the other hand, fret about everything from natural disasters to deadly diseases. It’s as if they believe thinking hard enough about all the potential worst-case scenarios will somehow keep them safe.

There was once a man who took great pride in his garden lawn found himself with a large crop of dandelions.

He tried every method he knew to get rid of them.

Still, they plagued him.

Finally, he wrote to the Department of Agriculture.

He enumerated all the things he had tried and closed his letter with the question:

“What shall I do now?”

In due course, the reply came: “We suggest you learn to love them.”

With practice, you can train your brain to think differently and you’ll begin to accept that while you can’t control every situation, you can control how you think, feel, and behave.

It’s Friday morning, the weekend is about to start, enjoy it, learn to love the things you can’t control & stay blessed forever.