Anxiety Devotional - Inspiring Stories

The only son of a mother had died on the war front. World War II was then raging and matters had to be done with speed. A neighbor was informed and requested to convey the distressing news to the mother.

The neighbor gathered a few friends, and went over to her house. She was on her hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor. The man said quietly, "I have something very sad to tell you." Then he paused. "Bill has been killed in France."

The mother hesitated just for a moment, then the brush continued going around and around. Finally she said, "Well, all of you sit down, won't you please? I'll make you a cup of tea."

They protested, but she insisted. "Please", she said "I want to make you some tea! I feel like doing it." And she chatted as she boiled the water, brought out some cakes, arranged the tea, and sat down with the callers.

A long time after the mourning period was over, her neighbor said to her, "I've always admired you for the way you took the news of your boy's death. But I have never been able to understand it."

"Well" she said, "my grandmother once told me:...

1. What did her grandmother tell her?
2. What the implication of this story?

***Check with your answers only after you have tried to come up with your own.

1. "Whenever you get any distressing news, don't stop your work. Whatever you are supposed be doing at that moment, you should continue do."
2. The best antidote for worry and anxiety is work. This story is one of the best Inspiring Stories.
Special Quote for Best Antidote for Worry: "The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served."