Posts Tagged ‘worry’

Cooking and life

Posted: December 7, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Do I add sugar first, what is a dash how much is a pinch. Cooking should be fun, That’s what the cookbook author Mark Bittman has been preaching while selling his new book, “How to Bake Everything”.

While selling his book Mark was on an radio show and taking calls from all kinds of fans. The calls were all kinds of questions and the answer was pretty simple. Mark basically said try it and trust your stomach. He doesn’t want the chef to get lost in the details so much that cooking and baking becomes a chore and over complicated.

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As I was listening to Mark I thought about life and how over complicated things can get. I mean it is important to take care of ourselves and others and everything after that is a simple detail. How often do we allow ourselves to get swept up in the details and not enjoy life? Yeah it happens and I think it stems from worry over details that in the grand scheme are pretty inconsequential. I heard someone say this about details. If it is not something you think you will be concerned with at the end of your life it should not be of great concern now and you know what? The guy had a point. Now I am not suggesting we throw caution to the wind I am however simply suggesting that, we frame everything in the right perspective. Only donate time and worry that something truly warrants not overreact and always always stop and smell the roses

peace

john3c

 

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Only one Song

Posted: August 10, 2016 in Uncategorized
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This morning on the radio, I heard at least 9 songs about love.  I heard about love found, love lost love remembered, young love and old love. There where songs about drinking and songs about family. The one topic that, there wasn’t a song about was worry. Worry is an interesting thing, it happens even for the most peaceful people. Everyone worries, worry sneaks in and brings with it an adrenaline rush and when there is to much worry it can make someone sick. There is nothing wrong with concern and a little bit of worry there is a problem with a constant state of anxiety. There is only one song I can think of that speaks about worry, that is the Bobby Mcfarlane song that goes “Don’t worry be happy” worry is the exact opposite of happy at least for Bobby.

I have heard people say that worry and happy cannot occupy the same space. I am not sure if I agree in that the human is a complex machine full of all kinds of emotions but I will say that worry tends to creep into and destroy people I encourage everyone to allow worry in their lives but use the rational mind to keep worry at bay. There is nothing wrong with concern that is addressed and handled. Worry lets us know where “the cracks in the damn are” worry should never stop us from fixing those cracks.

I would like to encourage you to worry a little and never let the worry steal your happiness or peace.

So do worry but just a little bit like maybe one songs worth or something.

peace

john3c