As you open today’s daily blog, what are you open to? Are you open to new information? Challenges to your assumptions? Dissenting and different opinions? Difficult experiences? Transforming old and unhelpful patterns of thoughts and behaviors? Balancing your needs with other people’s needs? Self care and care for others? Whimsy? Wonder? Curiosity? Trying new things?
Yesterday, I was open to meeting wonderful WordPress blogger Debra in Los Angeles during an opening in my group therapy conference schedule. We were both open to hugging each other, even though we had never met outside the blogosphere before. Debra brought me a present which I was happy to open and we were both open to accepting help from a stranger to take a photo. We talked about the importance of remaining open to multitudes of opportunity for change and growth throughout our lives. I opened up with Debra and told her that I look for the word “open” when I’m open to capturing images with my camera.
After I met Debra, I was open to attending the Friday night dance of dozens of group therapists at the conference I’m attending. I expected to be too exhausted to stay long, but I love to dance, so I was open to getting on the dance floor when invited. I was open to the surprising realization that I was able to keep up with the other dancing group therapists for over an hour, despite health challenges and my age.
Are you open to seeing all my photos from yesterday?
That’s Erica, an incoming President from another local affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, who was open to posing with me and a flamingo last night at the dance. Erica is open to receiving my daily blog in her email but I don’t know how often she opens it. Erica seemed open to the idea that we both use the image above for our official presidential photos.
What YouTube music video would you like to open this morning? I am open to learning that Van Morrison and Pete Townsend wrote and sing different songs about how love can open the door to your heart (here and here).
I am open to reading any comment you make, below.
I may not open these posts with gratitude but I always close with thanks to those who help me create this blog and the sweet wonderful people who read it (including Debra, Erica, and YOU)!