Things are busy and there is chaos around me and inside me, but I'm making it through. My daughter's wedding is less than two weeks away now and I've gotten to the dreaded part which I was hoping I would not get to - the place where I know I will be glad when it's over. I'm sure it will be fun and emotional and memorable but also just more than I can take in a lot of ways. I am working to get to a place where I don't get so emotionally overwhelmed.
I have asked C if I can get any extra appointments in the next couple of weeks. I know I could use them. She's so busy now that I hate to even ask because I have such a feeling of rejection when she tells me she doesn't have anything open, and that's the answer I've gotten each time I've asked in the last several months.
But I asked anyway, so I guess I'll see what comes of it.
Regardless of all the rest, I am going to post a writing assignment today. It's something I came across on a website a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn't even tell you where I saw it anymore, but it stuck in my mind... and so here it is.
Part One of this week's assignment is to write about another person. This can be anyone you actually know - a relative, a friend, a teacher, a co-worker, a spiritual advisor or guide (Minister, Rabbi, Shaman, etc.) a therapist, sponsor, or life coach, or anyone else as long as it is someone who is in your life right now.
This should only be one to three paragraphs long. Include your first impression of the person - what drew you to this relationship in the first place as well as how the person makes you feel, now. Also include defining traits about the person - physical, emotional, spiritual, mental - and any little quirks that stand out.
Write this part of the assignment before reading the second part. No cheating! It will take the fun out of it if you read ahead, so go write!
Using what you wrote in the first part, compare the other person to yourself. Looking at the traits you listed, are there any traits you have in common? Are there any which you wish you had? Are there any which you used to have but don't anymore - and are these things you miss or are glad you've overcome? Has anything rubbed off from them to you, or from you to them?
The idea is to look at how your relationships help you grow. There is a school of thought that each relationship we have is there for a purpose, that we are constantly learning and teaching important lessons in every ongoing relationship. People come into our lives and some stay for a brief time, others stay for a long time, but always, there is a reason. What lessons are you learning and teaching in the relationship with the person you chose? Are you allowing the lesson to unfold or walking through life without noticing the important things going on around you?
Have fun! I can't wait to read them... Post your responses in the comments. I will remove them and post all submissions in a new post on Tuesday.