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Stubborn Little Fears

I was suffering a touch of hostess anxiety one day recently while trying to civilize our house for the arrival of guests.

A business acquaintance I saw that day interrupted our conversation to take a phone call.  "Sorry," she said, when she hung up.  "I had to take that…." Turned out that her 17 year-old son had gone into the hospital the previous week, where he would remain until a heart became available for a transplant.  She was cancelling her three-week trip home to deal with her father's Alzheimer's. Her father could still comprehend that she wasn't coming to see him; but couldn't make sense of why.


Her story should have put nervousness about entertaining in perspective.  But it didn't.

Instead I added feeling silly and shallow to feeling agitated, right up until the guests arrived, after which — as always — everything was fine.

 Some little fears seem here to stay.  They're not important enough to warrant the surgical campaign it would take to uproot them.  My current plan: ignore the discomfort and keep going. Maybe if I give up fighting the fears, they'll eventually lose interest and go away.

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  • October 6, 2012 at 3:56 am Reply

    That really puts things in perspective, doesn't it?

    • October 8, 2012 at 10:05 am Reply

      It does, Yvonne. And then I lose that perspective so easily.

  • October 8, 2012 at 6:32 am Reply

    Wow, good reminder of what's *really* important.  (((hugs)))

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