Friday, August 10, 2018

Finish the Sentence Friday - Listicle 10 things I worry about

Whether it is being referred to as a pessimist, fussbudget or a worrywart it doesn't sound very pleasant to me. When our host, Kristi Campbell of Finding Ninee and co-host, Kenya G. Johnson of Sporadically Yours presented the prompt for the blog hop this week, I wasn't too excited. (Actually, Lizzi Lewis of Considerings provided the prompt word this week. Thanks, Lizzi.) I wasn't sure I wanted to emphasize the fact that I might spend time overthinking things, especially unnecessarily. Perhaps writing about these things might get them out and about and away from my thoughts or where we can combine ideas and actually do something about some of these things. That being said, I'm linking my post to Finish the Sentence Friday - Listicle 10 things I worry about sometimes.  




1. What the future may be like for myself and for society

2. What, if anything, I can do about the above situation

3. Not being able to meet the expectations of others (i.e. being able to play the piano without making mistakes, sewing without making mistakes)

4. My weight (Although I prefer not to consider myself obese, I know I should weigh less than I do according to those ever-so-helpful charts.)

5. The care of the elderly and people who are physically fragile, and those who are mentally unstable or challenged

6. History repeating itself (i.e. the bad parts of history)

7. Greed and its impact on society

8. Choices made by people when they have a negative impact on themselves (Considering no man is an island, it is my belief that every person's actions impact someone or many, for better or for worse.)

9. Unfinished tasks and knowing when to seek help or to offer help

10. The abuses and cruelties said or done to people of all ages



Click here to source.



14 comments:

  1. If I weighed what those ever so helpful charts wanted me to weigh I think I'd look sick! My dad mentioned something similar to your #7 and then he went off on a tangent. Like I said he was still talking when I was done with his list. Glad you linked up even though this was sort of a hard prompt to keep on a light note.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kenya.
      Your Dad probably covered the topic of greed, but there is so much that can be said about it.
      Someone once told me it is better to have "a little meat on your body" because when you are elderly and no longer have an appetite, you won't look like you are being starved. There probably is a tad of truth to that. :-/

      Delete
  2. Yes, to all of those. It's a difficult time that we live in.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes it is, but there are things that can be done to combat the days ahead and to keep our spirits up.

      Delete
  3. Oh those are all good things to spend time worrying about (and you're welcome for the prompt). I find it fascinating that so many writers and good people are also over-thinkers. I wonder if we're kind of the balance for the uncaring, unthinking boors who go around mucking things up for the rest of the world? I hope so. I hope there are enough of us for balance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It could be that we are there to help balance things out.
      Good observation about writers and good people possibly being over-thinkers.

      Delete
  4. I'm glad you wrote even though you weren't as excited about this prompt. Here's hoping that each of us exorcizes some of these worries that we can't control through writing. It's hard to not worry about the future and human greed and cruelty. It's really what we can do about it though - and when there's nothing more we can personally do, it's better I think for us to focus on something we can do if that makes sense. Also, regarding the weight thing - I saw in your comment back to Kenya that it's better to have a few extra pounds as we age and I think that's true at all ages. I have some friends who have gone through cancer treatments and two come to mind specifically. One had some extra flesh and she looks really healthy now. The other was very thin to begin with and now you can almost see through her. Anyway. I think about them when I worry about my weight.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad that I decided to write in response to the prompt too. I just had to think about other things for a while, and then come back to it.
      I agree. There is no way we can do it all, so focusing on what we can do is a good idea.


      Delete
  5. I think we teased you too much when we were growing up about your ability to worry, but as an adult, I understand the difference between worrying and thinking, and you are more of a thinker than worrier. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kristi. You just made my day!

      Delete
  6. I often get very overwhelmed sometimes when I think about society and what I can do to make any difference to the chaos around me. I try to help people at my job at the library, be the best daughter, sister, wife, and friend that I can, and do other small things like use reusable bags or sign a petition or donate hygiene products to my church for homeless students. But it still makes my heart hurt to see so much injustice and pain in the world.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I certainly can relate to what you are saying.

      Delete
  7. I think #1 and #2 plague me quite a bit. What is going on in this world, and importantly, how can I help? Or CAN I help? That really gets me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it is in all the little things we do that will make the difference over time, but I think it will take a lot of us doing little things.

      Delete