This post is dedicated to one of my childhood heroes — Carl Yastrzemski — whose birthday is today.
Yes, I confess.
I woke up this morning and was aware of the feeling of ….
Disappointment is a human emotion that I love to invite from people in individual and group therapy, but which I often judge in myself.
That’s another rampant epidemic I see in my work: that double-standard of accepting in others what we might judge or disown in ourselves.
Here are some random thoughts, this morning, about disappointment:
- Disappointment, like anger, might be a signal of not getting needs met.
- Disappointment might indicate an investment in some outcome.
- Here’s a movie-moment from one of my favorite actors:
What helped me, in dealing with disappointment this morning?
I read and liked some posts from other bloggers — some familiar and some new to me –including talktodiana, Mostly Bright Ideas, Awakening to Your Story, findingmyinnercourage, A Year of Rejoicing, Shekhina, morristownmemos, and Whimsical Eclecticist.
By the way, I recently tried to add some new “widgets” to my blog, including one that displays posts I’ve recently liked, and these New Things, so far, have not worked exactly the way I expected or wanted.
So what else is new?
Or, to repeat:
Anyway, something else that helped, this morning: I followed through with a “commitment” I had made, earlier this year in this blog, to pay bills when they first come in (rather than procrastinating).
And while I didn’t pay a certain bill immediately when it came in, I did pay it, this morning, much earlier than usual.
That’s worth celebrating, don’t you think?
Okay! So far, this blog post has included some tried-and-true Ways To Move Forward:
- Identifying a feeling (or thought).
- Accepting (and perhaps venting) that.
- Realizing that I am not alone in experiencing this.
- Seeing this as a possible gift or opportunity.
- Throwing in some quote (movie clip, comedian, poem, etc.) I really like.
- Giving credit to others.
- Giving credit to myself.
Before I end this post, I’ll just include one other Blogging Element I’ve enjoyed using this year: doing a random “spin” in Google Images to see what comes up.
Here are some images I found, doing a Google-Images Spin on “disappointed”:
(above posted by yet another blogger!! — thehonestone)
Anyway, time to end this post, for the day.
Thanks to Kevin Kline, “A Fish Called Wanda,” Yaz, bloggers familiar and new, disappointments familiar and new, and (but of course) to you, for reading today.