Three days ago, I facilitated a retreat for the board of directors of a professional group psychotherapy association. During that retreat, I invited people to identify “threads,” defined as the important issues that
- run through the history of the association,
- keep coming up during retreats and other discussions about the association, and
- connect people to the association.
As I was thinking about threads in preparation for that retreat, I noticed threads everywhere, including on this pair of gloves.
Here are some threads from the retreat:
At the end of the retreat, everybody there had taken ownership of some threads that were important to them. The threads I chose included resolving conflict and making the organization more accessible to current and future members. As I become President of the organization on July 1, I hope to help people develop the threads that are important to them and weave them together into a strong and healthy tapestry.
Today, I’m thinking about the threads that run through this blog. Five of the strongest threads are love, group work, hearts, food, and cats.
Another thread is photography.
Another strong thread in this blog is music, but I need to leave now to get to physical therapy on time. Perhaps I’ll add that thread later.
What threads are important to you?
Gratitude is another strong thread in this blog, so …