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Old 09-06-2014, 01:43 AM   #1
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Worrying about all of the food I've canned the past month.

Now that I have finished putting food up until apple season sometime around mid October, I'm having panic attacks about what could happen to my food stores. Botulism, freezer dying, earth quakes, tornados, hungry bears able to open canning jars. Do any of my fellow friends who put food by have that same fear?

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Old 09-06-2014, 01:58 AM   #2
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Now that I have finished putting food up until apple season sometime around mid October, I'm having panic attacks about what could happen to my food stores. Botulism, freezer dying, earth quakes, tornadoes, hungry bears able to open canning jars. Do any of my fellow friends who put food by have that same fear?
Have any of these disasters ever happened in the past? Aren't you just borrowing trouble? If these concerns are really bothering you, I would suggest you anonymously donate your food to needy families in your community. I am sure it will get eaten before any disaster can befall it. And you will be left with a feeling of such joy. Is your family dependent on these foods to get you through the winter months?

Sit back and enjoy your efforts to feed you family. Save your wandering thoughts for happy ones. Take pride in your work. I would love to be able to can foods again.
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Ty. I feel much better. 😊
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:35 AM   #4
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If you've got a hungry bears in the pantry I'd be more worried about how fast you could run rather then a few canned goods.
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I've found it's best not to worry about things I have no control over.
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I've found it's best not to worry about things I have no control over.
Tell my anxiety that, it doesn't listen to me
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I'm considering trying something. When I realized that other people don't worry about where they are going to park at an event that is a week away, or they don't check and recheck tickets and reservations for travel (daily), I realized that I may have anxiety issues. Luckily right now they aren't terrible, but bring on some stress and "Hello We're back"!
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I believe each and every one of us has anxiety and stress issues.

Kind of the way life is.

There are simply times you have to sit back and realize we might not have it as bad as the next guy.

"There but for the grace of God go I" is a saying that helps me through the day.
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Now that I have finished putting food up until apple season sometime around mid October, I'm having panic attacks about what could happen to my food stores. Botulism, freezer dying, earth quakes, tornados, hungry bears able to open canning jars. Do any of my fellow friends who put food by have that same fear?
You left out the zombie apocalypse!
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