Worrying Is Like Rocking In A Rocking Chair

Real Estate Broker/Owner with North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate

Both of my grandmothers had PhDs in Worrying.  And, although I'm pedigreed when it comes to worrying, the following statement made perfect sense to me when I heard it long ago:  Worrying Is Like Rocking In A Rocking Chair – It Gives You Something To Do But It Doesn’t Get You Anywhere!  So, when will I finally learn?

Several weeks ago, I joined my fellow Jazzercisers in a Dallas Mavericks halftime routine -- benefitting the Pink Ribbons Project.

Every day leading up to the game I worried about the following:

  • I hope I won’t forget the steps, trip, fall, or faint during the performance
  • I hope they won’t put me in the middle because I’m petite and no one will notice me
  • I hope they won’t put me in the front row because I’m petite and everyone will notice me
  • I hope my new jazz pants won’t make my tush look big

Well, of course, everything I worried about didn’t happen.  Typically, the stuff you worry about never does.  Here’s something I did not worry about that did happen:




Two male staff workers standing atop a giant ladder -- over my spot -- fixing a malfunctioning camera mounted on the backboard -- during the entire routine!

Is it considered bad luck to perform an entire 3-minute Jazzercise routine under a ladder?

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Cynthia Grimes
eXp Realty, LLC - Westminster, MD
"With You Every Step Home!"

They say what you think about it what comes to you......the law of attraction.  Think of positive things and try not to worry.

Mar 01, 2012 12:14 AM #1
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Imagine that!  Who in a million years would have worried about a darn ladder in the middle of you gals.  I thought you were going to share a video of this event?????  Smile here... :)

Mar 01, 2012 12:31 AM #2
Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC

Worrying is paying interest on trouble you haven't even borrowed yet.   I think we are lucky to HAVE ladders!

Mar 01, 2012 12:58 AM #3
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Cynthia:  So true!  I'm basically a very upbeat person -- and I try to focus on the positive most of the time.  However, that "inherited" worrying tends to creeps in sometimes :)

John:  Right?  The ladder never, ever crossed my little, worried mind.  But, that's what I mean ... the stuff that happens is usually the stuff you never think about in the first place!  It was still very exciting and a lot of fun :)

Marge:  I love your saying about worrying too!  And, thanks for your comment about ladders ... that makes me feel better :)

Mar 01, 2012 01:10 AM #4
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Carie, I'm not sure I would have lasted under the ladder. I'm absolutely sure something would have fallen on me. But I'm not much of a worrier.

Mar 01, 2012 02:45 AM #5
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Tammie:  Let me tell you ... it wasn't easy :)

Mar 01, 2012 03:53 AM #6
Cynthia Streza
Deer Creek Village Realty, LLC - Cedaredge, CO
Real Estate Professional

I am a "Worrier, but these past few years have taught me that worrying doesn't help during these difficult times. I just have to have faith and keep on keeping on!

Mar 01, 2012 04:04 AM #7
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Cynthia:  You have the right attitude!  Although it's sometimes a hard habit to break, worrying never really helps at all -- even during the difficult times.  Thanks for stopping by :)

Mar 01, 2012 05:47 AM #8
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

I worry, too.  A Lot!  But, I find that giving myself some exercise works wonders at relieving my mind...I can worry until the endorphins kick in, and then I don't care!

Oct 08, 2012 06:05 AM #9
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