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I’m Fine and You? (and other lies we tell)

Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind

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With thanks to David Jeremiah I’m happy to share this excerpt from his book, Journey.

Day-Tight Compartments

Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34

The most widely-read book of the twentieth century on the subject of anxiety was Dale Carnegie’s How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, in which the famous self-help expert suggested thirty ways to overcome worry. Carnegie’s first rule was: “Live in day-tight compartments.” While we should plan for the future, we shouldn’t worry about what tomorrow may hold.’

Carnegie said, “You and I are standing at this very second at the meeting place of two eternities: the vast past that has endured forever, and the future that is plunging on to the last syllable of recorded time. We can’t possibly live in either of those eternities…but, by trying…

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