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Pushing water uphill with a fork – One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan

… and here’s another one –

“My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.” – Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Since this is the last day of JusJoJan and One-Liner Wednesday, as well as Super Blue Blood Moon day (gosh, Wednesday is pretty jammed full of goodness this week), you get two one-liners. And one of them contains a prompt word from earlier this week!

So what futile task am I engaged in that is causing me worry?

Cost center 2 (aka my son) is leaving home for three months to go travelling with his girlfriend. She is super organised, packed, and all paperwork sorted out. My 20-year-old son, on the other hand, has yet to print off anything, pick out clothing to take, never mind pack! I’ve tried handing him laundry baskets to fill with laundry – I wouldn’t mind putting it through the wash, but I’m not ironing anything, not for back-packing. As of now, all my encouragement to print and pack has fallen on deaf or headphone-clad ears! Aaaaaargh! He leaves on Monday!!!

This leads me to the second quote about worrying. I am trying so hard to keep this in check. Newt is right. Worrying does not help the situation you are fretting about, and it might never happen anyway! I look at my son, happily ignoring all the tasks he needs to do before he sets off, and there it is, lurking almost out of sight, a dark, swirling nebula of worry. Worry over his apparent lack of common sense, organisation, and being anywhere on time. None of this is compatible with travelling the world! I feel sorry for God. He’s in for some long sessions with me!

I might just follow my son’s example and pop on my headphones … only I will be listening to a Headspace meditation instead of music!One Liner Wednesday!

Wishing you a calm and fruitful Wednesday xx


The final day of #JusJoJan is brought to you by the computer-busting Linda G Hill.

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