When introducing somebody new into my Coping and Healing therapy groups, I ask the other people to remember how it felt when they were new to the group. I also ask, when introducing the check-in, how people would choose to introduce themselves.
Meeting new people can be anxiety-producing and introductions can help ease the anxiety.
Do you see introductions in my images for today?
I think telling a story is a good way to make an introduction. Also, here’s a way I could introduce myself, “Hello, my name is Ann Koplow, and my first car was a blue Gremlin with a denim interior.”
Here’s what I find when I search for “introductions” on YouTube.
I look forward to reading whatever people introduce in the comments, below.
Thanks to all who help me with these daily introductions, including YOU.
Over the years, I’ve won cookies and cash by saying “wanna bet?” at propitious times.
When my son Aaron was very young, I said “wanna bet?” to somebody who was very sure about who was playing a jazz tune featured on a local radio station. Aaron tried to warn this person by saying, “Don’t bet with Mama.” However, this guy was so certain that he ignored Aaron and bet me $20.
When he paid up, he delivered the $20 in a beautiful frame that included the legend “Don’t bet with Mama.”
I bet that framed $20 is in a box in the basement right now.
Last night, Aaron, my husband Michael, and I were watching The Great Pottery Throwdown and we were discussing who we thought might be going home. When I looked at what people were planning on making (I’ll bet you wouldn’t guess they had to make urinals, but they did), I got a very strong feeling that one of the best potters was miscalculating her strategy and I said I thought she’d be gone at the end of the episode. Perhaps because I know almost nothing about pottery, Michael strongly disagreed.
I said, “Wanna bet?”
Aaron was concerned I’d be breaking my long streak of successful bets, but I don’t want successes to get in the way of taking risks with potentially big payoffs.
Michael proposed $20 for our bet and we watched the show. It looked very bad for me when the potter in question WON the secondary challenge, but when her urinal leaked, I knew I had won again.
I bet that $20 is in my wallet, right now.
Wanna bet that there will be something about bets in my images for today?
Wanna bet what I’m going to be celebrating today?
This is what I find on YouTube when I search for “wanna bet?”
Wanna bet that there will be lots of gratitude at the end of this post for everyone who helps me blog every day, including you?
Late night, when Michael and I were watching the Australian TV series Frayed, we had very different reactions to what was funny. The moment I found laugh-out-loud funny got a blank stare from him and vice versa.
Despite that, I think Michael is as funny as my late father and my son, who are both very funny Aarons.
Here are some “funny” quotes:
What’s funny, for you, in my images for today?
I think two of those National Days are funny and here is what I find when I search for “barber shop quartets funny” on YouTube.
I look forward to your comments on this “funny” post.
Funny thanks to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.