At the end of a social interaction, I often take care to say “Take care” instead of
- see you later,
- have a good one,
- au revoir,
- ta ta for now,
- so long,
- auf wiedersehen,
- adieu, or
Sometimes, I take good care to say, “Take good care.”
When people hear “take care” or “take good care,” I wonder how they take that?
In therapy sessions, before I say “Take care,” we often discuss self-care and other ways to take care of oneself and others.
Yesterday, I took care to take some photos, which I shall take care to explain.
Somebody is taking care, there, to announce the presence of a Masshole driver. If you are not from Massachusetts, I will take care to explain that “Masshole” is a variant of a common anatomical insult, which I often take care not to use.
I take care to take pictures of things I find curious. Is that driver taking care to tell us he works in the oil industry? If so, what else does he take care of?
My work computer is taking care there to alert me about a previous failure. How am I supposed to take care of that? How do we take care of any previous failures? I took care by following advice I take care to give people. That is, I took care to forget about that past failure and moved on for the rest of the day. Thankfully, my computer took care to forget about it, too. For now, I’m a fan.
I take care to take pictures of people taking care to express themselves. One of the care-taking doctors where I work had taken care, over the weekend, to add another sticky to a funny poster about new diagnostic codes. You can take care of seeing more of that poster in a post I took care of last year, Day 1005: What is success?
I’m taking care there to make sure that people take care to remember to page Social Work if a patient needs somebody caring to take care of them immediately. I hope we take care to add another caring person to take care of Wednesdays, soon.
I take care to use hand-outs about self-care in my therapy groups. If I take good care to remember the first question on that self-care handout, I believe it’s “What does self care mean to you?”
I took care to take that photo of a caring poster about mammograms.
When I got home, I took this caring photo of our cat Oscar, taking care to sit in his new cat bed.
My boyfriend Michael took care of me and my son Aaron by taking care to cook another delicious meal.
Taking care of the music today is this song from The Sound of Music …
… which relates to the beginning of this post, if you take care to re-read it.
Now it’s your turn to take care of the comments.
Take care, everybody, and thank you for reading!