Will today’s worries mean much in ten years’ time?

As I think I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been keeping a daily diary for the past twenty years or so.

Now and then I look back at them to do my own kind of ‘on this day in history’, so I found myself flipping through the pages of the 2007 volume recently.

Ten years ago.

The entry for one particular day really got me puzzled.

I’d been fretting mightily about a situation which I’ve now completely forgotten.

Ten years ago I was clearly very upset about it.

But now?

Gone.

Vanished.

Disappeared.

It’s so easy to become wound-up about the things that are happening around you right now, and so difficult to remember that one day (perhaps not too far in the future) you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about.

Most of us face challenges, situations we’d prefer didn’t exist.

But if that’s the case, it’s always worth trying to imagine how you’ll feel about them further down the road.

Nearly always, problems look smaller in the rear view mirror.

Nearly always.

One thought on “Will today’s worries mean much in ten years’ time?

  1. Thank you for your reflections Jon. This one has definitely helped me to look forward to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for my current situation!

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