Worrier or Warrior?

Not getting time lately to post much. This is very frustrating! I’m writing – but never seem to have  enough time (or energy) to edit & post the new stuff. I’ve decided to re-post some things I wrote & posted on my “old” blog. Here’s my 1st re-post (originally posted in February 2014).

[The “old” blog is positively bursting with old entries, from 2009-2016. You can access all of it down at the bottom of the main page. Unfortunately, many of the links in the old postings no longer work. Can’t be helped, I’m afraid! Links to external material DO still work; it’s only the ones to internal material that don’t. All of the old material can be found using the Search function.]


** Note: minor edits have been made…

No time to explain why I’m on this right now, OK?

Visit this site about being a worrier, or a warrior & hear a short (9-minute) interview on the topic

& then check this out


& Hey! If you’d rather be a worrier than a warrior, you go for it!

Me, I’ll take warrior-ing over worry-ing any old day.



‘Quote of the Day’ with this post: “If you need to feel hope, you’re courting despair, and if you court despair you will stop working. So try to wean yourself from this need to have hope. Try to have faith instead, to do what you can, and stop worrying about whether or not you’re effective...Worry about what is possible for you to do, which is always greater than you imagine.” ~ Oscar Romero


“So long as I breathe and have the strength to do it, I will not cease philosophizing, exhorting you, indicting whichever of you I happen to meet, telling him in my customary way: Esteemed friend, citizen of Athens, the greatest city in the world, so outstanding in both intelligence and power, aren’t you ashamed to care so much to make all the money you can, and to advance your reputation and prestige – while for truth and wisdom and the improvement of your soul you have no care or worry?” – Socrates, Greek philosopher, 469-399 B.C.

“Don’t worry about what others think, they don’t do it very often.” – Source unknown

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.” – sign on church billboard

“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” – Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon, 1973

“A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle.” – Source unknown

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen

“I have, despite all disillusionment, never, never allowed myself to feel like giving up. This is my message today; it is not worthy of a human being to give up.” ~ Alva Myrdal, Nobel Peace Prize winner [I needed to hear this!!]