So you won’t be feeling left out, I want to explain the meaning of today’s blog title.
In yesterday’s therapy group, people wanted to focus on the topic of feeling left out. By the end of the group, several people had noticed the irony that feeling left out is such a universal and common human experience. Chances are, when you’re feeling left out, others are too, even if they don’t show it. I didn’t want to be leaving out this helpful reminder:
Don’t compare your insides to other people’s outsides.
In the group, we all wrote and/or drew about our personal experiences of feeling left out. Here’s my “Feeling Left Out” poem:
If you’re having trouble reading that, please don’t be feeling left out — I’m sure you are not alone. Here’s “Feeling Left Out” by me.
When I feel left out
I’m afraid to shout
“I feel left out!”
What is that about?
There must be shame
That’s the feeling I’ll name
Feeling left out of a game
Or anything else can affect me the same.
I doubt my worth
Been doing that since birth
If I feel left out
I have no doubt.
What helps with this?
It doesn’t miss
If I do self care
Compliment myself if I dare
Be brave enough to share
And emerge from my lair.
I don’t want my other photos from yesterday to be feeling left out, so here they are:
Nobody seemed to be feeling left out at the Steely Dan concert last night; even the police there were singing along to the songs. So that those of us missing the late Walter Becker wouldn’t be feeling left out, Donald Fagen thanked him at the end of the show.
When I search YouTube for “feeling left out steely dan,” the first song they performed last night immediately pops up:
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I don’t want gratitude to be feeling left out, so thanks to all who help me not leave out any feelings here on WordPress, including YOU.