Do people ever tell you that you remind them of somebody else?
Does my question remind you of how it feels when you’re told who you remind people of?
I’m reminding myself, now, that people have told me I remind them of:
- Marlo Thomas
- Eleanor Bron
- Debra Winger
- Martha Quinn
- Lily Tomlin
- Tina Fey, and
- many people who are not famous.
Apparently, I remind people of many other people. Most recently, somebody in one of my therapy groups said I reminded her of Loretta LaRoche.
Loretta LaRoche DOES remind me of me, in this way: Neither of us have our own Wikipedia page.
Here’s a YouTube video of Loretta LaRoche reminding us of stress and humor:
I don’t really remind me of Loretta LaRoche or any of the other people I remind others of, except for the important reality that we’re all human beings and therefore connected and similar in many ways.
I do often remind me (and other people) of the importance of watching out for the negative effects of comparisons. (I’ll remind you, now, there’s a list describing comparisons and other cognitive distortions.)
At the same time, it’s human and expected that we’ll remind each other of other people. I think that’s a good thing and when that inevitably happens, I remind myself to take those reminders as compliments.
Do people tell you that you remind them of other people? Who are those people?
What do these images — all of which I was reminded to take yesterday — remind you of?
This all reminds me that I’m quickly approaching my 1000th consecutive daily post. That reminds me of how illuminating, helpful, and healing my blogging reminders have been for me, every day since January 1, 2013.
You, my readers, constantly remind me of how grateful I am for everything that’s happened here over the last 995 days.
Now I’m reminded to thank Loretta LaRoche and everybody else — especially you! — who remind me to keep going — with humor, authenticity, and persistence — as best I can.
(Do I need to remind you that all your thoughts and feelings about today’s reminding post are welcome?)