20 April 2016
Remedy For A Heavy Heart
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
Do you know what it's like to have a heavy heart?
A heart that is weighed down with problems, with the cares of this world. I'm reliably informed that the use of the term 'heavy' in the sense of 'weighed down with grief or sadness' has been around since 1300.
That's a lot of anxiety, over the years! And that's a big deal - because doctors believe that a high proportion of illness in our society is directly caused by anxiety.
And yet - 80% of the things that we worry about never, ever come to pass.
So, let's be encouragers, wherever and whenever we can. Sharing the weight where we can, lifting the burden with a kind word at the right time.
We've already got enough negativity in the world as it is - without adding to it.
(This is my thousandth post in this blog. Better make it a good one!)