Ten, no 12, things it has taken me years to learn:

by Rod Smith


Anxiety will drive you if you allow it....

1. No one is all good; no one is all bad.
2. Even an ant, when looked at under a microscope, can look like a monster (Rabbi Ed Friedman).
3. Anxiety is more contagious than the common cold (Rabbi Ed Friedman).
4. Worry teaches me nothing that’s really worth learning.
5. The busiest people often get the least done.
6. Burnout is not the result of working too hard, too much, or of holding an “important position” but it is the result of not minding my own business or taking on other people’s unresolved issues.
7. I get another shot at (almost) everything.
8. Forgiving others is a hallmark of the presence of good mental health.
9. Miracles are in the eye of the beholder.
10. Helping people find their strengths is more helpful than helping them identify their weaknesses.
11. Life is beautiful and life is brutal all at the same time.
12. God is not innocent (which does not mean that God is guilty).

4 Comments to “Ten, no 12, things it has taken me years to learn:”

  1. Thank you for starting my day with a breath of understanding. I’m learning too!

  2. Looks like I have some homework left to do, Rod – I’ll be sure to put Joy in the driver’s seat.

  3. Hi Rod,

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  4. I came across your blog today in a search and could not be happier that I found it. I am learning that I can be very anxious and worrisome at times. I think this list was created for me!!! Thank you!

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