The Worry Hunch

Hands covered in suds, I pray for my children- and then my prayers trial off (yes, I meant to say trial). What if he wrecks on the way to work? What if he doesn’t do well on the test? What if I am not teaching them enough? What if my kids don’t know what the Constitution says?

Shoulders scrunched forward, neck craned like a chicken. Tight chest. Shallow breathing. Combine with worry and you have the worry hunch.

You may have it right now. Here’s how to fix it:
1. stand up
2. arms down by your side and palms forward
3. roll your shoulders back several times
4. stand tall, head up
5. breath deep from your gut
6. Pray with thanksgiving

6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition ([a]definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that [b]tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall [c]garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

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