I decided to share my connection to the overwhelming healing power and beauty of the sky, by integrating my personal sky photos with this ‘Thou Shalt Not Worry’ poem. Hopefully it is a reminder that Nature can help us to unplug from daily challenges, especially during the holiday season.
Thou shalt not worry,
for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.
Thou shalt not be fearful,
for most of the things we fear never come to pass.
Thou shalt not cross bridges before you get to them,
for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.
Thou shalt face each problem as it comes,
for you can handle only one at a time anyway.
Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you,
for they make very poor bedfellows.
Thou shalt not borrow other people’s problems,
they can take better care of them than you can.
Thou shalt be a good listener,
for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own,
it’s very hard to learn something new when you’re talking.
Thou shalt not become bogged down by frustration,
for ninety percent of it is rooted in self-pity,
and it will only interfere with positive action.
Thou shalt not try to relive yesterday,
for good or ill it is gone,
concentrate on what is happening in your life today.
Thou shalt count thy blessings,
never overlooking the small ones,
for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.
~ Elodie Armstrong