Day 1821: You don’t say

As a group therapist, I notice what people say and what people don’t say.

Sometimes, people don’t say

  • what’s bothering them,
  • opinions that are different from others around them,
  • “I can do this but I can’t do this,”
  • how they truly feel,
  • something they fear will hurt another person’s feelings,
  • “Ouch!”
  • positive things about themselves,
  • what they need in the moment,
  • “I love you,”
  • swear words,
  • buzzwords, and
  • the word “merry.

What don’t you say?

I usually don’t say, “Can I take this picture?”

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I don’t say I’m a birdwatcher, but  I do say I love those two gifts from Michael.

I don’t say, “No videos in this blog.”

If you don’t say thanks, people might not know you appreciate them.  I do say thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to you, no matter what you do or don’t say.

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18 thoughts on “Day 1821: You don’t say

  1. Love the pix! Harley looks contented on the elegant carpeted staircase. Those Stan Tekla state bird books are great. I have the PA one. It came with 2 CDs of bird calls. Then I bought the Peterson’s “Birds of North America” app for my Apple devices and that contains all the calls on the page of each bird. I use the hard copy books to refer, and the app for the calls. Happy Boxing Day!

  2. Say Say Say is a nice song. Hope you had a great Christmas 😄

  3. I didn’t say what I really wanted to when The Ex from Hell introduced my mother-in-law as hers yesterday!

  4. I do say Harley is the most adorable hunk around!

  5. I usually don’t say enough.

  6. I so get this, some people say too much others say too little, I don’t know how much I say or don’t say

  7. I DO say thank you for everything! And I love your glass kitty! Meow!

  8. I’m having trouble finding the origins of the phrase “you don’t say” because it seems a curious way to respond to what someone has just said. It seems like there should be a lot to say about “you don’t say”.

  9. I’ve never sayed. Is it a dance?

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