each day has worries of its own

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people focus on the things that didn’t get done during the day and not on the many things that did get done.   Some people focus only on the things that went wrong in a day and not the things that went right.   Develop a sense of gratitude for all the things that did go right.   Remember that it took many, many more things to go right then what didn’t for each day to progress as far as it does.   You are the captain of your boat, sail it gladly.

3 responses to “each day has worries of its own

  1. Excellent point. I just wish I was there yet! Think about how much less stress we would have in our lives if we could really let each day stand on its on.

    Law enforcement tends to be one of the most stressful professions of all. That’s why we have such high rates of divorce, alcoholism, domestic violence and suicides…

    Even Jesus drove your point home when He said “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own…” Matthew 6:34

    Sheriff Ray

  2. They need a spiritual grounding probably more than anything. And an understanding of the nature of the stressors, not just their reaction to them. That’s why character, integrity, and being under authority are such important principles.

    That’s my crusade – to give them the values and understanding of principles that they need to be strong under pressure.

    The greatest stressor they face is not what you might expect. It tends to be internal relationship issues within the organization. So anything we can do to encourage strong, stable and healthy relationships, internally and externally, will help.

    That’s one of the reasons I appreciate your blog so much. You’re all about strengthening relationships and solving internal value-based issues…

    Sheriff Ray

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