Raise your hand if you are worried about the future!??
We are living in very uncertain times, right?
Or are we?
Well, yes we are ..... but haven't we always been living in uncertain times?
Have we ever really known what the future holds?
Are we ever really able to "control the future"?
I would like to suggest that we have never had full control over our future, we just thought we did.
I love to bake and consider myself a talented baker. I grew up baking under the direction of my mom and grandma and it is just part of who I am. I have successfully created many advanced desserts. One that I mastered 20+ years ago was a lemon meringue pie.
I have made many lemon meringue pies, and guess what? Not all of them turned out even though I was following the same recipe, using the same ingredients.
That is how it goes with baking, we think the future is guaranteed because we have a recipe, a picture of the finished product, and are putting in the effort. But it doesn't always go as planned.
If I spend the whole time I'm baking something worrying about how I don't know if it's going to turn out, then I stop enjoying the process. It's much more fun to trust that it will turn out how it's supposed to, and will be good either way. And that just the fun of baking was worth it.
Rather than focusing on the future which we do not have control over, how about we focus on something we do have control of: the present!
There is no need to worry right now about the future. Think about it, if you spend time worrying now, you are really only causing yourself grief right now and yet you still don't know what the future holds, so it's worry for no reason. And what is the benefit of that??
Just enjoy baking the Lemon Meringue pie!