Sunday, July 08, 2012

I wish I could bottle this for later.

Anxiety. It cripples me. My chest gets tighter, my frown gets deeper, my mind races, and I want to cry but can't.

My ability to fret -- about anything -- is remarkable.

Inevitably something good, something simple, happens and I can breathe again.

Today it was driving down Route 103. Windows open, wind whipping my hair.

A smile forms and I think, 'I wish I could bottle this for later.'

I always think, 'I wish I could bottle this for later.'

But, maybe there's a reason I can't bottle it for later. Maybe I appreciate it more because it happens just when I need it and lets me breathe, lets me smile.

In the times when the anxiety feels overwhelming, I'll do my best to remember that good, simple things are just around the corner.


  1. thanks sweet pea xo Susan

    a recent book about fear & anxiety that I found both helpful & fascinating

  2. Thank you for the recommendation; it looks like a great read! I'll have to check it out!


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