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Need Help? November 14, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Mindfulness.

TimonAs Sam was driving home this week, he started worrying about all the stuff going on in his life, and the lives of family and friends.

Then he began worrying about what’s happening in Washington, Moscow, Ukraine, Paris, and the Middle East.

Then he started thinking about Hillary, Jeb, Trump, Fox News, and how America is so troubled.

As he turned the corner, he saw a yard sign that said:

NEED HELP? CALL JESUS: 1-800-555-3787

Out of curiosity and desperation, he called . . .

2015-08-11 13-19-55_0008aJesus showed up an hour later.

With his lawn mower.

Aah . . . that’s better!

E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)

Worry is a habit . . . an exhausting, energy draining habit.

Like a rocking chair, it gets you nowhere.

The sun will set without thy assistance. ~ The Talmud

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Carlos Castaneda


1. Rainee - November 14, 2015

Wise words Nancy and a good reminder :-).

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

Thanks, Rainee. Hope your day is off to a great start.

2. granny1947 - November 14, 2015

I like that. Especially today.

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

I scheduled this post last weekend.

After hearing about the attacks in Paris, I re-read it, added Paris to the list of locations, and let her rip.

3. Hariod Brawn - November 14, 2015

Hahahahaha. XD (this is all code for me laughing).

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

Thanks for sharing your “Code Key.” :mrgreen:

4. Grannymar - November 14, 2015

No individual can solve all the problems in the world, but each of us can act in a caring way to those we meet and doing it with a smile increases the value!

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

Here’s ME with a BIG S~M~I~L~E! 😀

5. jannatwrites - November 14, 2015

Haha…. worry can be debilitating if we let it rule us. I don’t watch the news because I had to stop the overload of all the bad stuff going on. I am in touch with things going on with people around me though.

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

Last night, I tuned in to the local news to catch the weekend weather report and heard about the attacks in Paris.

Je suis triste ~> but letting sadness eclipse the sun helps no one.

6. livelytwist - November 14, 2015

Lol. XD
I liked this quote: The sun will set without thy assistance. ~ The Talmud. I will remember it.

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

When I retired as Master and Commander of the Universe, that became one of my mantras. 😎

7. Kate Crimmins - November 14, 2015

There is nothing else left to say….

nrhatch - November 14, 2015


8. Don - November 14, 2015

Lol – also loved the quote.

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

Being in control of the “what is” is an illusion.

9. William D'Andrea - November 14, 2015

After seeing the News reports about the Terrorist attacks in Paris last night, it has me deeply concerned that nobody is safe; including me; and also including you, just because we exist!
It’s easy to say don’t worry, but we should be concerned; and ask what is necessary for each of us to do, to keep ourselves, families, friends and neighbors reasonably safe.

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

Nobody is safe.
Safety is an illusion.
Que sera, sera.

10. http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com - November 14, 2015

Wonderful reminders of what is important. Thank you.

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

Thanks! “Nothing is left to us at this moment but to have a good laugh!”

11. viviankirkfield - November 14, 2015

Love this, Nancy! You are a calming and reasonable presence in this often crazy world. 🙂

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

The world teeters on the brink of crazy ~ and some of us are closer to the edge than others.

Enjoy your weekend!

12. Carol Ferenc - November 14, 2015

A great reminder, especially after yesterday’s Paris attacks.

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

Yes! Bad news circumnavigates the globe in “no time” these days. There is always something “wrong.” But I refuse to allow “badness” to erode the joy I could otherwise feel today.

Carol Ferenc - November 15, 2015

Absolutely, Nancy. I agree!

13. Barb - November 14, 2015

This quote says it all “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same”. ~ Carlos Castaneda

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

Yes! Not just in avoiding worry, but also fear, doubt, guilt, grief, etc. ~ there’s always something threatening to capsize our boat.

14. Jill Weatherholt - November 14, 2015

The great thing about getting older is the realization that worrying is a huge time suck.

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

Yes! Plus the older we get, the more we’ve seen ways that life can go “wrong” ~> if we worry about them all (weather, flat tires, ailments, cold, flu, etc.), we have No Time left for enjoying life.

15. Behind the Story - November 14, 2015

I hope Sam enjoyed his newly mowed lawn.

nrhatch - November 14, 2015

Yes! Hope that Jesus knows his way around that mower. 😉

16. BunKaryudo - November 15, 2015

Words of wisdom indeed. Incidentally, I’ve also heard that Jesus Saves. Do you happen to know what bank he uses?

nrhatch - November 15, 2015

That’s easy . . . First Bank of the Immaculate Conception!

BunKaryudo - November 15, 2015

Ah, yes… that makes sense. 😀

17. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - November 15, 2015

Oh that was was greatness! And an excellent way to remind us to stay in the moment and do what we can!

nrhatch - November 15, 2015

Yes! Let’s not allow idle worries to eclipse the sun!

18. wheremyfeetare - November 15, 2015

I’m going to remember that last quote, Nancy, and spend my energy on making myself strong. I’ve also heard: if you pray, why worry. And if you worry, why pray. Thanks for the reminders.

nrhatch - November 16, 2015

Here’s to letting go of anything that is no longer serving us!

19. Tiny - November 15, 2015

Love the quotes! The rocking chair may look inviting, but it definitely doesn’t move me forward, instead I might risk falling backwards.

nrhatch - November 16, 2015

Indeed! Rocking on the porch (mint julep in hand) may be a pleasant “pass time” if you don’t need to get anywhere quick.

Worrying is a less pleasant way to “pass time.”

20. Pix Under the Oaks - November 16, 2015

I know all about that worry button. I am not going to push it!
Last quote… awesome!
Good Morning, Nancy!

nrhatch - November 16, 2015

Morning, Pix! Here’s to stepping away from the worry button!

21. L. Marie - November 16, 2015

Worry is a habit we can all do without. I’m a worrier. As you said, the sun rises and sets without my help!

nrhatch - November 16, 2015

Genuine concern often leads to positive action. Idle worry just bogs us down in the muck and mire without getting us anywhere.


22. diannegray - November 16, 2015

This is just what we need, Nancy. I was reading through your comments and loved these words “letting sadness eclipse the sun helps no one.”

nrhatch - November 16, 2015

Thanks, Dianne. I did notice a dip in mood following the news from Paris . . . but allowed it to rebound at the first opportunity.

23. Debra - November 19, 2015

Certainly profound for these times, Nancy! I love the Carlos Castaneda quote. I think that’s one for memorizing!

nrhatch - November 19, 2015

Here’s to working on the “right” muscles!

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