Yesterday, when I was helping people feel safer in a Coping and Healing group, I wrote and shared this:
I helped myself feel safer yesterday by changing how I visualize a judgmental and critical person. I used to call them my personal dragon. Which is scary! I imagined them as a little yappy dog. And that helped!
I helped myself feel safer, after the group, by walking around Boston during a beeoootiful day and then going to see a play with my friend and real estate agent, Jane (not pictured, because my phone was running out of juice and I wanted to conserve some power so I could feel safer when I walked back to my car). Do any of my photos from yesterday help you feel safer?
Knowing that this is “Thinking of You Week” helps me feel safer, as does Boston’s Christian Science Center, book stores, cakes, animals, friends, and people trying to solve world problems.
I helped myself feel safer yesterday while I was waiting for Jane at a restaurant by starting a new original song, called “Who Cares?”
by Ann Koplow
Who dares to?
Who cares what scares you?
Who cares and shares with you?
Who cares in that rare way
from Sunday to Saturday.
Who cares, aware and true?
Do you have that someone
Who never says, “I’m done,”
Who won’t run
Even when it’s not fun.
© Ann Koplow, 2019
I’m hoping to help myself feel safer this weekend by working on that tune and three others I’ve started but haven’t finished.
Dr. Peter Levine, whose books have helped me feel safer, offers two ways to help people feel safer:
Expressing gratitude helps me feel safer, so thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.