When Rory was young we were at the dentist. Her gum in the back of her mouth was swollen and the dentist was not sure what was causing it. So she told us that she would probably give Rory something to numb her and then possibly do some work. Depending on what she found.
We made an appointment.
Rory was just a little kid and scared. And thinking the worst.
Well, we didn’t end up having to do anything at all. Because the dentist found that it was a teeny, tiny piece of a popcorn kernel that caused the swelling.
It was a simple and good reminder.
As human beings we tend to think the worst. So we waste time worrying. Sure, it could be the worst but there’s never been any proof that worrying ever made anything better.
So the next time you are worried about something remember that it might just be a popcorn kernel.