The famous author, F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote a sweet letter to his
daughter who was away at camp, telling her what to worry about and what
not to worry about. We wondered what a modern take on that letter might
Studio 5 Relationship Coach Matt Townsend shares his thoughts on what
you could tell your child to worry about.
We asked some of our Studio 5 staff what they worried about when they
were young. From that, Matt was able to give some sound advice we can all
use with our children.
Halli Tinto worried about tornadoes.
FOCUS YOUR ENERGY ON THE THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL.
— The rule is, wherever you focus your energy, it will grow. If you
focus on your fears, your fears get worse. If you focus on what you can
influence, your influence will grow and your fears will subside.
— Focus on an emergency preparedness kit, an evacuation plan and
preparing your family for any natural disaster.
Jane Thomas and Kim Milligan both worried about what others think of
them and their family.
FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION ON SERVING AND INFLUENCING OTHERS.
— We will always have concerns about what others think about us.
However, what they think about us should not be our primary motivating
force. Instead we should be driven by our desire to love and serve others.
— The best way to influence friends is by leading them with love,
and not letting them lead us with fear.
Mallory Moore worried about losing people close to her.
FOCUS ON LOVING THE PEOPLE YOU’RE WITH.
— Losing people that are close to us is inevitable in life. The only
thing worse than losing someone we care for is having regrets that we
hadn’t done more when we were with them. Our regrets for time wasted
will hurt more than the pain of possibilities lost.
— Make a concerted effort to be present in attending to the people
you are with.
ATTEND MATT’S NEXT DATE NIGHT
Friday, MAY 18th at 7pm