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Anxiety Stew
by Bonnie May

Sunday, January 11, 2009
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I have tried many ways of living in this world, but I always come back to my home base.

Anxiety Stew


When you get knocked down with the trials of life.

And you’ve had enough of the news and the strife.

Go to your kitchen and mix up some Anxiety Stew.

Put all your troubles in it and all the anxiety too.


Stir it until it thickens using a gigantic spoon.

And sing a song of happiness, a special happy tune.

Take the pot to the sink; pour it out nice and slow.

Watch the strife disappear as down the drain it goes.


Don’t you wish it were that easy to find peace inside?

But there is an easy way, if you just swallow your pride.

Get down on your knees and pray to HIM above.

And pick up that Bible and read of God’s love.


Written by,

Bonnie May





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Reviewed by Jon Willey 1/13/2009
this is a terrific recipe Bonnie May -- you need to publish it along with a normal book of recipes -- let the light of love grow within your heart -- JMW
Reviewed by Cryssa C 1/13/2009
Great thoughts expressed herein! Last week, as a family, we started reading scriptures every night. It has amazed me just how prominent the theme is that we should ASK...and it shall be given us... Maybe it is just what I need to hear right now. Scriptures have a way of emphasizing what we need to hear each time we read them...pretty cool, isn't it??

Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 1/13/2009
I like reading this poem.It sends a good message.Racheal Ray wouldn't even come up with this recipe :-),take care Chef Bonnie

Reviewed by 000 000 1/11/2009
Great recipe Bonnie dear!
However, never waste the food, send it to ED and Rufuz!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/11/2009
Reviewed by Michael Howard 1/11/2009
What a GOOD bit of advice for all. I think I have eaten some of "That" stew by mistake a few times....hahahah, but will now follow your directions and pour it down the drain. Inspirational write. Take care my AD friend. Oh, I have started my new book now.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 1/11/2009
A good stew recipe. Know it works. Must put my aloneness down the drain again too. Any help I get is beneficial to me. And my thinking is sort of way off again today maybe dueto the dreary weather the last few days. Thanks Bonnie for inspirations of wellness.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/11/2009
Amen! a perfect little recipe! You are so wise!;-)

Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 1/11/2009
I love the analogy Bonnie. Thank you for this one. It's a good reminder of the part God wants to play in our lives if ony we will let Him.
Reviewed by Linda Law 1/11/2009
Oh yes... I wish I could just mix up all that garbage and turn it into something gooshy and dump it down the drain!!!! never to return again!! Cute writing as usual missy! hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/11/2009
Gratefully I have had my anxiety quota already filled up. Next stew will be a scottish mutton stewing it very very slowly until the meat gets butter texture and adding in the pot belly cauldron............


Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/11/2009
Beautiful message in this, Bonnie; I'll have some, if you please! (And seconds, too! YUMMY!) Well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D X0X0X0X0
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/11/2009
A delicious treat, these words of letting go and letting God. Well done!!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 1/11/2009

Your insight to life is incredible . . . love this poem and the great image!!

LOve and Hugs,

Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 1/11/2009
"Don’t you wish it were that easy to find peace inside?" -- it IS that easy. You see, we slow-cook our own anxieties, spicing it with fears and doubts, and we cook it down until it becomes a depression/fear gumbo which would kill us if eaten. I like the remedy/recipe in your poem. It works every time :-)


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