I move it from here to there, shifting it from one end to another but I've not opened it in forever. Tonight I opened the box and realized I've been missing out on a way to have all my troubles disappear..
This colorful little box contains, "Trouble Dolls" or as others say, "Worry Dolls". Have you ever seen or heard of them before? The story goes like this.. "In the land of Guatemala the Indians tell this story. They teach that when you have troubles, share them with your dolls. Remove one doll for each problem. Before you go to sleep, tell the doll your trouble. While you are sleeping the dolls will try to solve your troubles. Since there are only six dolls, you are allowed only six troubles a day.."
Upon further research though I found out that a person (usually a child) who cannot sleep due to worrying can express their worries to a doll and place it under their pillow before going to sleep. Some hospitals in foreign countries use them in conjunction with treatment for disease in children. According to folklore, the doll is thought to worry in the person's place, thereby allowing the child to sleep peacefully.
I don't know... what do you think? Is it all just babble? Or maybe I shouldn't be so quick to push them to the side of the drawer.. Maybe I should take the chance and place my troubles in the hands of these colorful dolls. What do I have to lose but a few troubles right?
Have a trouble? Can't sleep? You can borrow my Trouble Dolls... it's no trouble at all..