Posts Tagged With: Charlotte Beers

Day 2008: I’d rather be _________

How would you complete today’s blog title? Charlotte Beers  — “one of the few females to run a major ad agency’ —  has completed that sentence like so:

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As one of the females to run a minor ad agency, I like to complete that sentence with whatever I am doing, in the moment.  Therefore, right now, I’d rather be blogging.  When I am facilitating groups, I sometimes tell the group members “There is nothing I’d rather be doing than this.”

As of today, July 1, 2018, I’d rather be president of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy.

Right now, I’d rather be sharing all these photos I took yesterday:

 

Now I’d rather be introducing you to Ray Blair …

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… who was selling Yamaha pianos at a South Shore mall yesterday. Ray used to be the Dean of a local college; now he’d rather be sharing his passion for music.  Yesterday we both shared our original music with each other.

Now, I’d rather be re-sharing my first original song here at WordPress:

Finally, I’d rather be expressing thanks to all who helped me create today’s blog post and — of course! — to YOU.

 

 

 

 

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Day 1985: What do you do with an unpleasant person?

What do you do with an unpleasant person?

You could hide,

read a book,

take charge, wear distracting socks,

keep your distance,

take a pause,

drive away, drink tea,

appreciate yourself, honor your soul, give yourself a compliment,

be open to other people’s compliments, be the hero of your own story,

and/or write a song.

Today, I’ll be spending the day with many pleasant people for the first day of a three-day group psychotherapy conference in my pleasant birthplace of Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

I look forward to reading your pleasant comments.

Many thanks to all the pleasant cats and people who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.

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Day 1961: Don’t feel bad

I don’t feel bad that I’m going to recount something that happened three days ago, for which I have no accompanying photos.

When I took the train to New York on Saturday morning, I felt bad that I couldn’t lift my bag into the overhead compartment. I immediately told myself “Don’t feel bad” and I asked the gentleman sitting next to me if he could help.  He was happy to help and I didn’t feel bad about that, although I felt the need to explain that I couldn’t lift my own bag because I had torn my rotator cuff. I feel bad that I still feel the need to offer excuses for myself.

At the next stop, a woman boarded and sat in the seat across the aisle from me.  I noticed she didn’t put her bag up in the overhead compartment.  She looked like she felt bad about holding on to that bag, but I feel bad whenever I assume or mind read what’s going on with somebody else, so I waited to see what would happen.  When the conductor came by, she asked him to put her bag away for her.

I didn’t feel bad initiating this conversation with her:

Me: I can relate. I needed help with that too.

She:  I feel bad that I had to ask him.

Me: No!  That’s nothing to feel bad about.

She:  It’s embarrassing.

Me: Please try to let go of that.  I know what I’m talking about.  I’m a psychotherapist.

She:  I’ll try.

Me:  Look, while you’re feeling bad about that, people are doing terrible things that they’re not feeling bad about.

She:  That’s true.

Me: Please don’t feel bad.

And because I didn’t want her to feel bad that a stranger was talking to her, I smiled and went back to reading my book.

I don’t feel bad

  1. about that encounter,
  2. that I can’t find my iPhone right now,
  3. that I can’t share any new photos with you because of #2, above, and
  4. about sharing old photos in this post.

 

 

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Don’t feel bad if you ever have the erroneous thought that nobody loves you. You’re not alone in that thought and thinking it does not make it true.

I don’t feel bad that I feel fine about being on vacation all this week.

Don’t feel bad if you can’t think of anything to say about today’s post. I don’t feel bad asking you to leave a comment anyway.

I don’t feel bad that I can’t share all the gratitude photos I took yesterday, because tomorrow is another day.

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Day 1924: Impossible

Some people feel it’s impossible to blog daily for over five years.  I believe it would have been impossible for me to face the world  as effectively as I have since January 1, 2013 without this blog.

Yesterday, I saw something impossible at a local restaurant.

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Because it was possible for me to do so, I took that impossible flag with me. I guess I like taking on the impossible.

It’s very possible to find impossible quotes on the internet.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. — Francis of Assisi

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.  — Alexander the Great

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.  — Amelia Earhart

Without knowing what I am and why am I here, life is impossible.  — Leo Tolstoy

It always seems impossible until it’s done.  — Nelson Mandela

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!’ — Audrey Hepburn

Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it’s impossible  — Stephen Hawking

Have a vision.  It is the ability to see the invisible.  If you can see the invisible, you can achieve the impossible.  — Shiv Khera

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.  — Walt Disney.

It’s kind of fun for me to share my impossible and possible photos here.

 

 

 

If it’s impossible for you to see the details in those photos, please click on any one to enlarge it.

After blogging for so many years, it’s impossible for me not to share photos of something I’ve shared before.

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It’s impossible to say what goes on in that room at the Hingham Shipyard movie theater.

The impossibly talented Paul Simon sings “to dominate the impossible in your life” in The Rhythm of the Saints.

Unless it’s impossible, please share your thoughts and feelings in a comment below.

As always, it’s impossible for me to create this blog without the help of others, including YOU.

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