That’s the topic for today, people!
That’s the image for today, people!
Here are some replies that are on my mind, this morning :
Yesterday, at work, I saw a co-worker I really like, who had been markedly kind to me when I first started my job, two years ago. These days, I don’t get to see her very often, so I was particularly happy to run into her.
As always, she looked and sounded kind, but worry was there, too, about how well she was doing at her new job.
I replied by saying, “You know, I was just thinking, this morning: I’ve been at my position for two full years, and I am JUST NOW starting to truly believe that I know what I’m doing.”
Yesterday, at work, I saw somebody in therapy for the first time, who told me some awful things that had happened to her, when she was a child.
On my white board, I wrote this, in big letters:
IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT.
She replied by taking a picture of that, with her cell phone.
Yesterday, on this blog, I wrote about my (sometimes) Dread of Anger.
Eric Tonningsen replied by writing this:
… Ann, two possibilities for your consideration: 1) You are choosing to be in dread so choose otherwise and; 2) Create a simple mantra or affirmation that you can use to acknowledge, then pass on dread. It can be as simple as saying “whatever” and laughing. I learned this from a 16 year young nephew. And it works – when I’m aware and at choice. Or…ask yourself, what purpose does it serve me to be dreadful? Two cents, unsolicited. 🙂
Whenever I put something out there into the world, this thought can pop into my head:
I wonder what the reply will be?
Reply # 5.
I’m smiling, right now.
Thanks to Eric, his nephew, repliers and repliees* everywhere, and to you, for reading today.
* A made-up word, which means somebody who gets a reply.