What a beauty of a day. Just right with a sweatshirt and wind-breaker if you're in the shade. It's about 65-degrees out, beautiful bright sky with low clouds - almost like in Florida! A little windy - but it always is here.
We sat outside for an hour - watching walkers, dogs and bicyclists on the path below us. Giz was even calm for the last three dogs that walked by - just a little howl and no barking from him. We saw one hawk overhead - very high up - and no Canadian Geese today. Wonder why?
Where was this weather for 6-months or more ..... down south I guess.
The seminar this morning with the medical hypnotist was not quite what I thought. There were 17 of us there - and each of us gave our story about support we get from others - first.
Of course, the support (and boundaries for support) were focused totally on cancer patients. So .... much of it was about friends and family who helped with anything from emotional support to physically taking someone to chemo and doctor appointments ... or who helped around the house with errands when the patient was suffering from side effects that kept the patient imobile.
One thing that was interesting - and could apply to depression or virtually any situation was ........
1) the individual should try to do as much for themselves as possible!
2) then - when help is needed - learn how to ask for help!
3) and also learn how to decline help that's not wanted or needed!
It was also noted that when support is very minimal from family or friends, one should find support, as needed, from most any source that can be trusted. Such as: HW, support groups, etc!
Most of the people there were married and seem to get a good amount of family support. That's not my situation or that of several of the people here on this forum.
But ... obviously, everyone needs some degree of moral or emotional support ..... and we should seek it elsewhere if either it's not there with the family or friends.
I wish this could have been more beneficial in a more general sense.
Michele ..... I did last Sunday, ask my Texas daughter if she had gotten boots yet! And her BF had to shave his highly trimmed beard for work - she didn't like that so much! But she has been aware of wranglers ... just forgot to ask her if they each have wranglers yet!
Karen ...... do your fingers fit on that new keyboard? AND - I'm not making any nasty insinuations! I understand it's a very tiny keyboard!
No disguise needed today at the seminar. Phew!!!!
Have a good week-end.
Rob & Gizmo