I wouldn't say "paranoid."
I'd say "vigilantly observant." And maybe "slightly cautious." Sprinkled with "suspicious."
Fine. I'm paranoid.
Paranoid or not, we had a pretty scary experience the other day. Read about it at my OC Family blog here- http://blogs.ocfamily.com/2012/02/07/gift-of-fear/
The quote that's helping me overcome... William Shedd- "A ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not what ships are for."