Don’t Worry About It!

Must be something little M heard at school…in the past couple days, every time I made a face that wasn’t happy, she has come running over with reassurances.
Yesterday, I was on the phone, on hold for a long time. I must have made an unhappy face because little M came over, gave me a hug, and patted my arm. “It’s ok,” she said, “Don’t worry ’bout!” Then she smiled and said “Choose a happy heart!”

I had been stressing about some doctor appointments for little M, but it turns out there was nothing to worry about. She waltzed in, shook everyone’s hand, climbed up on the exam chair, and proclaimed that she was “so brave.”
She knew it was going to be uncomfortable, but she easily made the choice not to worry about it. Even when I knew she must be uncomfortable, she held still, and said “it’s ok!”

I can learn so much from little M…if my little three year old can choose to be happy, even in times of stress, and can choose “not to worry ’bout,” then shouldn’t I, as the adult, be able to calm down, and choose a happy heart? I have so much to be thankful for, so many wonderful blessings in my life…I just need to take a page from little M’s book!


  1. Musings from Kim K. on March 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Beautiful advice.

  2. Hollis H. Notgrass on March 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Out of the mouths of babes… I needed to hear this today. I believe God is telling me this, too, in my own situation. I'm anxious and stressed, and i forget that i can choose to have a happy heart and not worry about it. Thanks, Little M, and thanks \”Little M's Mommy\” for sharing. 🙂

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