One of my favorite bloggers, Christopher, included this in his comment on my “Who is It?” post yesterday:
It looks like you’ve been framed.
Soon after Christopher framed that comment, my dear cousin Lani brought over this perfectly framed house warming present:
The cats that are framed in that cat frame gift set look like our cat Oscar and the late, lamented Milo. I wonder what photos will be framed in those frames in the future?
Here are the rest of the photos I framed with my iPhone yesterday.
Here‘s a photo of Lani I framed with my iPhone over three years ago:
That’s Lani in the frame with her late, precious kitty, Jewel. As Lani and I framed many thoughts and feelings yesterday, she said she’s almost ready to consider getting another cat. I framed a request that Lani include me in her search for a new kitty, when she’s ready.
In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we talk about reframes, defined here.
Cognitive reframing is a psychological technique that consists of identifying and then disputing irrational or maladaptive thoughts. Reframing is a way of viewing and experiencing events, ideas, concepts and emotions to find more positive alternatives.
I’ve also experienced people reframing events, ideas, concepts, and emotions to find more negative alternatives. In those cases, people might feel framed, like The Coasters describe in “Framed.”
I’m looking forward to the comments framed by my readers about this post.
Now it’s time for me to frame my thanks to all those who helped me frame this “Framed” post and — of course! — to YOU.