Your Mom Was Also Scared

Most certainly on the day she gave birth to you. So was your dad. Your grandfather. Your ancestor from 3,500 years ago.

Your sister is also scared. Your boss is too. So are your colleague, your baseball team coach, and your second cousin once removed.

You are not the only one who wakes up at night every now and then, worried about what turn life will take tomorrow, imagining unkind scenarios outside your realm of control. Everyone does.

Everyone gets scared from time. That may not be the consolation you hope for when waking up in a cold sweat, but it sure is a great reason to clear your mind, think restful thoughts, and try to go back to sleep.

You are not alone — not even when you most feel like you are.