At the end of my Coping and Healing groups, I invite people to think about what they didn’t get, because
- nobody gets all their needs met in a group therapy session,
- if they identify what they didn’t get, they can think about where else they might get those needs met (perhaps in a future Coping and Healing group, perhaps elsewhere),
- that’s my way of letting them know that all of their feelings, including disappointment, are welcome, and
- identifying what you didn’t get (along with identifying what you DID get) are important parts of getting closure, which allows you to move more smoothly to what’s next.
Whenever there is an election or any other major transitioning point, people don’t get all their needs met. As we can see in the news, reactions to that include
- disappointment, and
Here’s what I didn’t get from the recent USA election: any indication that the twin threats of the coronavirus and the economic recession will be addressed effectively before the end of the year. I also didn’t get the answer to which party will control the Senate. What I DID get was relief about changes in leadership ahead.
What you haven’t gotten in this post, so far, are my photos from yesterday.
What Harley didn’t get yesterday was all the food he wanted. He seems okay with that, though.
Here’s a recent performance of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by The Rolling Stones.
You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might get what you need (and I need your comments about this what-you-didn’t-get post).
What you do get here is gratitude, so thanks to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.