“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”
by Henry Ward Beecher
I seem to get more anxious about general things than I ever have before. Back in the day, I used to be able to take apart a computer and put it back together, no problem. Now…the thought of doing that same thing paralyzes me, and makes me anxious and sweaty. It’s the same with most everything: making travel plans, paying for things on-line, and making large financial and time commitments. Doing my taxes this year and hitting the send button is a sweaty, anxious deal for me too.
I think what it comes down to is that I am afraid (not sure the right word) that something will go wrong and then I will have to deal with it. Like the email I got back from Turbo Tax that said my federal return was rejected. What????!!!!!! Sheesh, here we go…. Anxious and paralyzed!
Beecher’s quote was an AHA! moment for me and helped me put things into perspective. I seem to be predisposed to grabbing that anxiety handle and completely disregard putting faith into things. With my AHA! moment and this quote, I will be working toward grabbing the handle of faith instead of the handle of anxiety. Easier said, but I am going to give it my best shot.