In the vast expanse that is Facebook, there are some things that will make your skin crawl. It's been my pleasure, though, to find more things that inspire and uplift. This meme is one of them.
I have been known to let worry get the best of me. There are times when I think that I've let everyone down and they all dislike me. (This is silly, because the majority of my family and friends are level-headed, intelligent people who wouldn't fly off the handle at my slightest mistake.) Sometimes, I worry about not having enough money for the future. (Also silly, because no one ever knows what they will need for the future.) I worry about lots of other things, too, but we don't need to go over the whole list.
When I saw this quote from Corrie ten Boom, it struck a chord. "Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength." That makes so much sense! I need my strength for today, and if I handle today with grace and character, then whatever I was worrying about might not even occur tomorrow.
It's a profound, yet simple truth: worrying doesn't help anything. All it does is suck the joy out of the present. I needed to hear that. Maybe someone else needs to hear it today.
JENNIFER ALLEE was born in Hollywood, California, and spent her first ten years living above a mortuary one block away from the famous intersection of Hollywood & Vine. Now she lives in the grace-filled city of Las Vegas, which just goes to prove she’s been blessed with a unique life. When she’s not busy spinning tales, she enjoys playing games with friends, attending live theater and movies, and singing at the top of her lungs to whatever happens to be playing on the car radio. Although she’s thrilled to be living out her lifelong dream of being a novelist, she considers raising her son to be her greatest creative accomplishment. She's a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Christian Authors Network. Her novels include The Pastor’s Wife, The Mother Road, A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, Last Family Standing, and Vinnie's Diner from Abingdon Press; Diamond in the Rough, Vanishing Act, and Curtain Call from Whitaker House and co-written with Lisa Karon Richardson; the novella Comfort and Joy in the Christmas anthology, Mistletoe Memories from Barbour; and A Worthy Suitor from Harlequin's Heartsong Presents.