Saturday, February 01, 2014
Guilt Never Changes the Past and Worry Never Changes the Future! ......Dr. Wayne Dwyer
I couldn't tell you the name of any of the books or any of the advice, other then the phrase above.
It became my mantra. Not because I felt guilty but because worry was the emotion that I lived with the most. I thought a lot about that sentence. It is very, very true. Intentionally, I worked to remove worry and fear from my life.
It worked too. Most of the time. For a while anyway.
Here in Mexico it isn't something I even think about much any more. Life is simpler and easier with not much to worry about, other then falling or other such silly things.
However, this week, I started worrying. Needlessly, for sure. Some of the thoughts that kept me awake. How would I find a Doctor? How would it all work out schedule wise? Should I drive or fly? On and on and on til I was driving myself crazy. As my friend Ron always says, "That's a short trip".
In my mind, of course, I know that a month or two from now this will all be behind me and I will laugh at the silliness of it.
Actually today, with sunshine warming my bare toes while I sat on the roof terrace, an unspoken conversation raged within me. At the end, I was calm and decided to stop worrying. It will all work out.
Then, coming to the computer, there in front of my eyes, were the names of TWO doctors in Houston who perform the gallbladder surgery. One even has his email address. Relief washed across me as this doctor is an assistant professor at UT in the med center. Amen.
Monday will be D Day. Make as many calls as possible in an attempt to nail someone down to get this over.
It's too pretty out to worry. I refuse to participate. Thanks Dr. Wayne Dwyer for such a wise phrase. It has followed me for all these years. Always when I need it the most.
(The photo is of me on the free ferry that runs between Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula. Many a time I rode that ferry back and forth as I tried to work out a dilemma in my mind. IF ever you get a chance to ride it and feed the seagulls, look for dolphins and have the breeze in your hair, DO SO.)