Monday, May 7, 2012

Bag Head

Sometimes I get up in the morning and I'm so worried and anxious over the day/week that I just want to put a bag on my head.  You know that feeling that you got in school when you had a big test coming up and you didn't feel prepared? There are days when I don't feel prepared for life.
When I worked full time, I had a co-worker named Neva.  Neva seemed so old and spent her time in constant worry. She worried that her computer screen was giving her cancer, she worried that deodorant would give her tumors, worried that people were stealing from her, she even worried that the coffee "fumes" in the breakroom would make her high (we giggled a lot about that one).

She strived for clean, healthy living. Like me, she abstained from drinking alcohol and coffee, smoking and swearing.  But, she couldn't stop there, in a lot of ways she abstained from her life because of her fears and worries. Neva had worried away her youth long before retirement.

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."

I guess the old adage really does apply: don't worry, be happy. Of course, don't be too quick to throw away that bag. Putting one on your head can also be hilarious.

Bag Head from A Happy Song on Vimeo.

Have a Happy Day!


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