WORRY IS A PROBLEM. It produces mental agitation and often emotional despair. Erma Bombeck described it perfectly: Worry is like a rocking chair— it gives you something to do but it never gets you anywhere. Worry wastes your time and energy. It doesn’t change a thing. Say that again. WORRY DOESN’T CHANGE A THING. All it does is rob you of your joy and peace of mind. INSTEAD OF WORRY, TRY BEING CONCERNED. There’s a fine line between the two but healthy concern tends to be constructive. It leads you take steps to resolve an issue, to take action. YOU FOCUS ON THINGS YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT. Say that again. HEALTHY CONCERN IS FOCUSING ON THINGS YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT. Big difference. So, don’t worry, be concerned — and be happy!