Day 1972: What other people say

“What other people say” is a topic that often comes up in my therapy groups.  What other people say may

  • distress,
  • reassure,
  • anger,
  • change,
  • frighten,
  • move,
  • disappoint,
  • gladden,
  • worry,
  • inspire,
  • confuse,
  • enlighten,
  • disgust,
  • support,
  • frustrate,
  • encourage,
  • shame,
  • enliven,
  • disrespect,
  • respect,
  • betray,
  • promote,
  • enrage,
  • surprise,
  • concern,
  • recognize,
  • humble,
  • condemn,
  • accept,
  • disconnect,
  • connect,
  • disorient,
  • illuminate,
  • silence,
  • judge,
  • forgive,
  • blame,
  • uplift,
  • sadden,
  • madden,
  • touch,
  • hurt,
  • heal,
  • condemn,
  • save,
  • annoy,
  • soothe, and/or
  • inform.

I wonder what other people would say about that list and about yesterday’s photos.

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What other people say includes praise, F-bombs, and everything in between.  What’s more important is what we say or don’t say in return.

Here’s “People Say” by Don Diablo featuring Paije.

No matter what other people say, I always end with gratitude.

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16 thoughts on “Day 1972: What other people say

  1. Thank you Ann and have a nice weekend!!!

  2. I like to hear what other people say.

  3. I say you always sock it to ‘em, Ann.

  4. Blow me! Each time I thought of an addition to you comprehensive s
    list, I scrolled down, and you had included it. I gave up 🙂

  5. A picture is worth a thousand words, as the young and old folks often say, and you’ve got me thinking about how written language allows me to see what you’re saying. Words are pictures, and vice versa.

  6. What “they say” says rarely is based on personal knowledge or facts. I ignore “they say”. Usually “they say” doesn’t even exist!

  7. Pingback: Day 2205: Who gives a crap? | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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