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THE LEGEND OF THE WORRY DOLLS

THE LEGEND OF THE WORRY DOLLS

A dear friend of mine gave me a little sachet containing 2 worry dolls. I don’t know if they helped me sleep any better, but at the time they brought me a great deal of comfort. Enjoy this Daily Find, love from CW!

The indigenous people from the Highlands in Guatemala created Worry Dolls many generations ago as a remedy for worrying. According to the Mayan legend, when worrying keeps a person awake, he or she tells a worry to as many dolls as necessary. Then the worrier places the dolls under his or her pillow. The dolls take over the worrying for the person who then sleeps peacefully through the night. When morning breaks, the person awakens without the worries that the dolls took away during the night. A variation of the legend instructs a person to tell the dolls her worries then place them in their cloth pouch or wooden box before going to bed. […]

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