This is Emily in New York City. She's looking for something she lost. She lost an engagement ring. She realizes she shouldn't have taken it off to begin with. She feels like a fool. She took it off because she did not want to attract anybody in New York City who might want to take it from her.
Emily keeps looking through her things. There are many distractions around her -- the sounds of people and traffic and the smell of perfume coming from her suitcase. She keeps looking and looking and finally realizes that the ring is right on her finger! The unexpected happens! She feels like a fool. There were so many distractions she was looking in the suitcase instead of her hand.
She's going to go home and think about what she did and evaluate her thinking. She's going to think about what anxiety does to you. Anxiety makes you do foolish things. We all get very anxious.
The last place she would have thought the ring would be was on her finger because her mind is on her thoughts, so she never realized. She was so caught up in her anxiety.
The engagement ring was given to her by her mother. It was her mother's ring. So when she lost it that made her extra anxious.
Now, Emily can teach about anxiety because now she has had this experience. She can talk about it.
Don't let anxiety rule your life, it will ruin your life. That's my sermon for today. Good lesson. Sometimes we learn lessons from little things.
Epilogue: I used to write short stories. I enjoyed writing stories very much. I used to consider the world a blackboard and the people were the erasers -- some good and some bad. Can I give you a kiss? (she blows a kiss) "A kiss is a hug from the heart." I enjoyed this very much.