Day 1923: Accepting all feelings

653 days ago (but who’s counting?) I wrote a post titled “Accepting all feelings” wherein I described feelings I was having about open heart surgery.  Yesterday morning, I had many feelings when I kept screwing up my  INR blood test because I was rushing to get to Physical Therapy for my injured shoulder. After my INR home monitor had rejected my THIRD attempt to test a blood sample,  I had so many bad feelings that I lost it.

As I was F-bombing my way around our home, I woke up Michael, who heard this exchange.

Me: F — all of this!  I can’t stand it any more!

Oscar:  Meow!

Me: F— you, Oscar!

Michael thought I had finally lost it because of my feelings about Oscar. And I do have feelings when Oscar sleeps on my injured shoulder, walks and sits on my laptop when I’m trying to blog (like now), gives me love bites (like now), and almost trips me every day when I’m going down the stairs and trying to get out of the house on time. However, I accept that Oscar does these things because he wants to be close to me, which is usually a good feeling.

After I made it to Physical Therapy on time, got help from people at work in capturing an adequate blood sample, and discovered that my INR reading was okay,  it was easier to accept my feelings because they were better.

Soon after that, I facilitated a therapy group where people talked about lots of feelings. I suggested that people work on accepting all feelings by writing down their feelings and illustrating them.

I accept all feelings about my photos from yesterday.









Here’s what I found on YouTube about “accepting all feelings.”

Watching the ocean definitely helps me accept all feelings.

I hope you accept all my feelings of gratitude, here and now.


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28 thoughts on “Day 1923: Accepting all feelings

  1. The important thing is that you ended up feeling better, Ann. Yay.

  2. I have to second Mark’s comment. It’s interesting how losing it often happens when things have to work right even though you’re rushed. So your situation was familiar. I often think that people in traffic who start honking would be okay if they’d just allowed 10 more minutes. Of course, stuff happens all the time to make people short of it, including sleeping in as I did this morning! Fortunately, I have a light schedule today! I hope all goes swimmingly with therapy, cuddly cats, and blood tests in the near future.

  3. lifeinkarolingston

    You definitely right! It is important to just realise that we may have to feel anger, sadness, loneliness etc. And it is totally natural to have sometimes bad day. At the of the day, we all just humans. Take care! 😊

  4. Poor Ann, you sure were having a really crappy day!! I wonder if cats have crappy days too? Today is another day – hope it is a good one for you!!!

  5. I’m sure you’ve heard about the studies that show that swearing helps people better withstand pain and stress. So while I’m glad you’re feeling better I’m also glad you accept your feelings enough to drop f-bombs around the house.

  6. Thank you for being real and sharing your vulnerable side. We are human and we should allow to acknowledge all our feelings.

  7. We all have feelings good, bad and sometimes crazy feelings and sometimes we don’t understand why we feel the way we do

  8. I feel that you are quite amazing.

  9. I have found that there just simply isn’t any other alternative than accepting one’s feelings, at least until Harley gets back.

  10. Having listened to me having a “conversation” with our internet provider, during which there was ample time to vent whilst being on hold, my younger sister said that she had only ever heard me utter F——, twice in her life, and they were both during this telephone call.

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  12. Its good to get it out…. and let the wave pass. Just like the ocean. 💛

  13. I’m glad the blood test turned out ok!

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