Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
"Every Hero Has A Story." My Blogging From A to Z theme bridges the summer library reading programs throughout the U.S. with storytelling opportunities, ideas, and activities.
The story I've chosen for "W" is a wonderful Jewish folktale from Afghanistan about an unlikely hero - a poor cobler who lives each day to its fullest, always counting his blessings and having faith that God will provide. The title of this tale is "The Wooden Sword." It truly speaks to me because I believe there must be a worry gene in me of which I can't seem to get rid of. This tale reminds me to just take each day with a smile, with faith, and with a little help from my friends! The A-Z Blog challenge had me worried and yet here I am with the rest of you, enjoying every single morsel of blog post visits! Have faith my friends, we are almost victorious.
Thank you to Heather Forest, a fabulous, internationally known storyteller and author, for allowing me to post her wonderful rendition of "The Wooden Sword." Credit: "The Wooden Sword, A Tale from Afghanistan" retold by Heather Forest from Wisdom Tales from Around the World, August House Publishers.
I am a self professed worrier! Stories like this remind me to stop, take a deep breath, and believe that faith will get me through. Are you a worrier? What do you do to help remedy that impulse? I'd love to hear from you.
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