Today brings a new horizon of hope

“If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.”

~ Mary Hemingway

“Worry is like a rocking chair: it keeps you moving but doesn’t get you anywhere.”

~ Corrie Ten Boom

Don’t worry, be happy. After all, it’s a conscious choice you can easily make if you just decide to do it. Doing so will help you forget about what you’re worrying about and will also help you live longer. Laughter reduces levels of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. It also releases endorphins that work as pain killers and gives your blood circulation a boost. Not to mention it relaxes blood vessels and keeps a person from being angry–a significant predictor of heart disease. “The higher you score on anger and hostility, the greater the likely hood you’ll have a heart attack,” say medical experts. Everyday brings another opportunity for a bright new horizon, even if it’s just for a moment. So remember to laugh more and worry less. Be sure and make someone (including yourself!) laugh today.

New Horizons

Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.

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2 responses to “Today brings a new horizon of hope

  1. it’s quite HARD not to worry since it usually happens when you care about something or somebody. any specific or practical tips on that??

  2. The key is not to worry to the point where it effects your mental awareness and overall health. It is important to be concerned for matters that are important to you so that you can help those in need. If you allow yourself to worry over a situation, then you become weak and become of no real help to the one who really needs your help. You need to maintain a strong emotional balance so you can lead by example.

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