Worrying Means You Suffer Twice

“My philosophy is worrying means you suffer twice” is my favorite quote from Newt Scamandar from the recently released movie Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

The holidays, as much as they are about the joy of family, friendship, and community, also bring worry.

Is this the right gift? Is it too much? Is it too little? Will she like it? Wrapped in a box or in a bag? Will I regret eating so many holiday sweets? How ugly does my sweater have to be for the ugly sweater contest at work? And so on.

I’m a worrier by nature, just ask my better half.

So, just at the right time, the weekend before Thanksgiving and the onset of the holiday onslaught, I saw Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

The character of Newt Scamander was so refreshing – his lack of worry and “processing” paved the way for action, tinkering, and creation. Think of the world he created in his suitcase, his nonchalant arrival in a new world, and his polite honesty.

This holiday season, I challenge you to summon your inner Newt and suffer less!

Remember the best gift is a gift given with love. Holiday sweets are made for enjoying. And your ugly Christmas sweater is ugly enough.

Happy holidays everyone!

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