Wednesday, July 30, 2008

To worry or not to worry

that is the question.

I don't worry. It seems I am in the minority. Those that worry tell me they just can't help it. I don't think they believe I really don't fret over things. When heavy things come up in my life, I'll retreat to somewhere quiet and think about the situation. I'll try to cover every angle and if there's nothing physically I can do to make it better, that's it, I'm done. Worrying over it won't make it better, so I just don't do it.

I had a medical test this week. The lady performing the test asked if I'd gotten any sleep the night before. Not having a clue what she was talking about I assured her I slept very soundly. I thought maybe they couldn't do the test if I were sleep deprived or something. No, she just figured I'd be worried about the results of the test. I assured her that I don't worry. I mean really...had the results been bad (they were good by the way), what would a night of worry have accomplished? Would have made me tired and cranky and not able to handle bad results. Since they were good, if I'd spent a sleepless night I'd not have been able to enjoy the good news. I know she didn't belive me, but it's the truth.

It's hard for me to understand the worrier. Lord knows some of my best friends worry themselves sick over things. I love them, I just don't understand them. I'm sure they don't understand me, so we're even!


Silverback said...

.....I worry about you !

Carlos said...

glad the tests were good

Daphne said...

I worry about EVERYTHING. It's a total waste of time but, as you suggest, I don't seem able to stop. Sometimes it helps me to remember to do stuff, but that's about all the use it is. Your attitude is far healthier. And, talking of health, I'm really pleased that the test results were good.