Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. My fear…My ex-husband, people showing up unannounced and something going terribly wrong (told it was general anxiety). My fears can cause panic attacks, vertigo, loss of sleep and just plain freezing up. It could be something as small as seeing a name on a caller ID or a knock on the door. I still find humor in my fear when I can and so does my oldest daughter. My husband has Pediophobia (fear of dolls) but he doesn’t find humor in it but he will find a sledge hammer and get rid of the doll.

Ornithophobia is the fear of birds. And my daughter watched Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ a couple of years ago. And she loved the movie but doesn’t trust birds. In her words, ‘They’re suspect. Sketchy. I don’t trust them.’

My husband was tackling the backyard weeding and mowing when I seen in the baseball field behind us has got seagulls everywhere and more wanting to land. I asked my daughter to grab her phone and take a picture for me. When she seen a picture of what you would’ve thought her soul left her body. She didn’t leave the house for the rest of the night.

What are your fears? Do you try to find humor? Tell me your story.

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