Did I close the garage door? Did I turn off the light, the radio, the stove? Did I pack an extra? What would happen if I forgot? Would the world spin off its axis? Probably not. The future doesn’t rest on us worrying or forgetting or remembering. We don’t have that much power. A friend of mine once told me that someone told her, “You aren’t that important!” It is extremely blunt, but holds some definite truth.
This morning, in the pouring rain, I walked halfway to the door of the gym before realizing I left my water in the car. Of course, I needed it and I didn’t want to have to buy one, so I walked back.
Do you turn around and go back?
Do you double and triple check?
Or do you just let it go?
What if we forgot, and saw the world didn’t collapse in upon itself. What if we loosened up? Would that become a habit?
What do you worry about?