Yesterday morning, I felt lost and needed assistance, because snow had returned to Boston:
Why did I react to the first snowfall of the season that way?
- I’ve lived in Boston for 62 years and, at this point, have seen enough snow.
- Last year’s record snowfall was so overwhelming and painful, I was considering titling this post “PTSD: Post Traumatic Snow Disorder.”
- Now that I’m on anti-coagulants for the rest of my life, it’s very dangerous for me to slip and fall while walking, and I LOVE to walk, no matter what the weather.
Anyway, no matter what the weather, we can all feel lost and need assistance, at times. That’s why I noticed this sign at work:
It’s wonderful to know there’s a service ambassador on call, happy to assist me.
Which reminds me of how happy I am that, starting next Monday, thanks to our new “Quick Response” service, I will be there to assist doctors and patients who feel lost and need assistance, immediately.
What do you do when you are lost and need assistance? Personally, sometimes I take photos of my surroundings to ground myself, like these:
Often, when people are lost and need assistance, they fear they are a bother to other people. They’re not.
Today, I look forward to meeting with people who might feel lost and need assistance, in group and individual therapy.
Here’s another thing that helps me when I’m lost or need assistance: connection to others. If you think that means I’m hinting that you leave a comment below, you are NOT lost and in need of assistance.
Thanks to all humans who have ever felt lost or have needed assistance, which — I assume — includes you and everyone else reading this post, here and now.