“Phew” is a sound of relief. It’s one of a few sounds I make — to myself and out loud to others — that I call “comic book noises.” Another comic book noise I make is “Eeeek!”
Because “Eeeek!” is a sound of fear, “Phew” is a good balance for that one.
It’s a relief to have balance in my life.
When I woke up this morning, I realized I had lived through another November 22nd.
Now it’s time to think about
- my new psychotherapy office in Newton, starting on December 1,
- the holidays,
- my almost-full-time work at a major Boston teaching hospital where I provide group and individual therapy,
- my 17-year-old son’s college application process,
- the increasingly cold weather,
- blogging every day, and
- lots of events and obligations, coming up soon.
For everything in that list, I could say
… depending on my mood and my perspective.
I’m much more likely to say “Phew” if I
- focus on the present moment,
- take one step at a time,
- identify what is achievable,
- exercise self-care, and
- connect with others.
What makes you say “Eeek”? What makes you say “Phew”?
Do any of my photos evoke comic book noises?
If I don’t include music in today’s post, will that cause an “Eeek!” or a “Phew”?
It’s a relief (Phew) to thank people, cats, personal produce (Eeeek!) and you — Yay! — no matter what noises you’re making, here and now.