Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Worry dolls and stones

Her forehead was a maze of anxious little grooves, from a lifetime of wondering about whether everyone within range was OK.
~Tana French

I thought maybe people were worried and might find worry dolls and stones helpful for Wellness Wednesday. Let a doll hold on to your worries while you get a good night's sleep. The directions call for using a small version of a clothes pin, but I went out and found a little twig to make a doll with. (My husband said, "Did you forget the arms?" and I told him the directions didn't have arms. Honest!)

How to make worry dolls

How to make worry stones

I couldn't find out whether this was really something Mark Twain said. Sounds like it might be:

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
~Mark Twain

One last link:
Don't feel bad about feeling bad


Michelle Kogan said...

Hey Tabatha, I was making my late, late rounds to Poetry Friday posts and came upon your lovely worry doll, and stone post–lsuch a cute little doll, and what a good idea. And a big YES to dragging those burdensome troubles away, thanks!

HWY said...

Great quote!

I remember somebody (years and years ago) showing me his worry stone. I asked about the indentation on it and he said he made that by rubbing it so much!