A great idea from Susan Jeffers who wrote Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, is this: instead of worrying about how things will turn out in your life (or in the world), say to yourself, “I wonder how this will turn out.” Or “I wonder when things will change?” “I wonder if he or she will call me again.” This removes the charge on the issue and opens the heart to the sense of wonder instead of worry.
Many moons ago, I copied something that can be read every morning to set the tone of the day to wonder. I think it is by Ernest Holmes. For one week, try beginning each day reading this and see if your attitude and feelings are lifted. If needed, you can read it several times daily:
I face the future with happy expectancy, with wonder.
I wonder what new experiences of the good, the joyous, the enriching, lie in wait for me.
I wonder what new persons will be drawn into my life, what new stores of health and vitality will be opened, what new depths of understanding will be uncovered within me.
The future lies before me, “Stretched in smiling repose.”
It is an unmarked, unmarred page.
My thought is my pen and life is what I write.
No one else can write upon that page.
I therefore choose to know this day that the experiences that lie before me will be the best I have ever known.
And it is so.