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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Just A Tad Jumpy

We humans are a  skittish bunch.  It's really not surprising.  We, all of us, are caught in the time trap.  As each second unfolds before us, the preceeding second closes behind us.  We can't turn around and go back.  The only direction we can move is forward into the unknown and the inevitable.  If you add to this the range of possibilities (terrorists, Trump, Putin, illness etc.) and our human inclination to ponder them, it's really no wonder the weaker among us turn to drugs, cults and weapons.  I firmly believe this situation is the root cause of my coffee dependence.  I have discovered though, as many of you will have, that worrying about what may happen is usually worse than actually experiencing what does happen.  My plan is to worry less and drink more coffee.  We'll see what happens when it happens.

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  1. I'm one of the "don't worry" bunch, which doesn't explain my coffee addiction at all.

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    1. You don't really need a reason to be addicted to coffee lol.

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  2. I worry about running out of coffee

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    1. Now there is something serious to worry about.

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  3. I frequently mentally cross and recross bridges. Often before I am sure there is a river. Definitely a waste of time. Sadly I don't do coffee though.

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    1. You can worry yourself sick looking for and crossing those bridges.

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  4. Sometimes it's easier said than done...the worrying, that is. But I think we really do have to try hard to switch ourselves off. I usually only have one coffee a day...sometimes two, but normally just the one. Today I had none. I did have a cup - mug - of tea with a friend when I visited with her this morning, though.

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    1. It is hard isn't it? Wait...no COFFEE!!!!!!! What????

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  5. Hah ... coffee makes me extremely jittery, so NOT drinking it helps with my well-being!

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    1. Funny that...coffee doesn't make me jittery at all...well...Tim Hortons coffee does so I stay away from that.

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  6. I've stopped worrying. Do something, or do nothing, but don't worry about it.

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    1. Easier said than done but kudos to you for trying.

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  7. You might be pleasantly surprised how well coffee can smooth things over.

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  8. No more than 2 coffees per day for me and I drink de-caffeinated tea for the rest of the day, or water.
    As for worrying - my theory is that if worrying can help to better the situation, then worry away, but if not - stop worrying, because it's not helping at all. With a son who has worked in Kabul, Afghanistan for almost 7 years now you would think I'm in a constant state of worry, every time I hear news reports of bombings, suicide attacks, slaughter of aid workers, etc But I find I am able to compartmentalise these things which enables me to carry on with a normal life and trust that my son is sensible and will take every possible precaution in order to stay safe. That way is sanity.

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  9. Coffee is the secret, isn't it. Since I am nearsighted and need new glasses, the past second is a blur.

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  10. Tea always works for me ...

    All the best Jan

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  11. I always liked that one hit wonder song "Don't Worry Be Happy"... tho' I do have my rather Addictive personality and therefore I don't necessarily need an excuse for what I become Obsessed with, I certainly can't blame it on Worry tho'... even tho' in these current times it's pretty scary stuff going down! ... Dawn... The Bohemian

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