Here’s the story:
I was crossing the street, like I do everyday, and car 1 stopped mid-turn to let me finish crossing the street. Car 2 which was located behind car 1 did not get the memo that we were stopping for me to cross and car 2 proceeded to plow directly into the back of car 1 which then launched car 1 closer to me and just like that I thought I was going to get hit by a car. I am not really sure how I didn’t, but I did this weird fall thing where I didn’t actually fall, but kind of did and then I kind of ran as I finished crossing the street. I heard this loud crash and looked back to see all this glass and various other car parts all over the road. Needless to say everyone was okay and I continued to go to class. I was a little in shock to be honest. I mean what a fluke thing!
Later that day I was texting one of my friends. I was part joking part not joking when I was talking about how this was the third near death experience I have had in the past month. Like I said, I was part joking, but also not really cause some random things have happened that could have ended badly for me.
I said, “What does that even mean for me?!?!”
She replied, “90% of the things you worry about never happen.”
I had never heard that before, but the more I started thinking about it the more it made sense. I am not sure if statistically that is true, but it makes sense…at least for me. I worry about so many things day in and day out and it is honestly not healthy for me. And the funny thing about my worries is that normally they don’t ever actually happen. I just figured I would share for my worriers out there that maybe needed a little reminding. 90% is a lot if you ask me and it should leave you with a little comfort. Why worry about something when only 10% of the time it will actually happen?
I know it is easier said than done…trust me. I hate when people tell me not to worry. But just look at it this way and maybe it will leave you with a new perspective. Worry less. Watch out for cars. Stay thankful.
ps- idk where the pics are. I apologize!
Southern and Thankful