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Spoofhound Thursday Thoughts: Invisible Battles

Spoofhound Thursday Thoughts
My dad spent a lot of time worrying.
As a farmer and rancher, he worried about the weather, beef prices, when the baler/tractor/stock truck broke down and how much it would cost to fix and maybe, just maybe he’d get lucky and be able to repair it himself.
My dad also died from a massive heart attack at the age of 61.
So, yeah, I learned early on not to worry about things that are out of my control. Stressing over the “What ifs?” in life does me no favors. I’ll cross that bridge if I happen to wander up to it and not a minute sooner.
Maintaining a certain Zen-like attitude is important to me. It’s simply how I’m wired.
So many others aren’t as blessed. I have several friends who battle anxiety. Every day, simple tasks have the potential to invite struggle. It’s debilitating. It’s often paralyzing. And it’s important for society to understand the depth of its reach. You don’t “get over it.” You don’t “let it go.” It’s not that easy. That’s simply how THEY are wire…

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