I met a little girl recently- she was coming in for her first counseling session to find a way out of her fairly extreme anxiety and worry. Given this knowledge of her current state of mind, I anticipated she would feel a little nervous getting started. As I usually do upon meeting a child for the first time, I asked her, “how do you feel about being here today?” She shifted a bit in her seat, straightened her back to assist her in sitting as tall as possible, and then responded,
"I am trying to feel confident."
A bit taken aback by this statement, I responded, “Well, in here it is okay to feel however you really feel. Confident. Shy. Nervous. Scared. Happy. Sad. Whatever.”
“Oh.”, she replied as she relaxed her back into the chair, easing her shoulders into place. “Okay then.”
“be more flexible” he says……The act of being flexible – ready and able to change so as to adapt to different circumstance.
This is not one of my strengths hence why it is a frequent conversation my husband and I have. I prefer to stick to my to do list, my schedule, my plan. Being married to a man who lives life by the seat of his pants challenges me to say the least. “be more flexible…” he says
Wow. So the blog is live and my mind is swirling. So much energy, the good kind and the not so good, all running around in my head. T.A.B. as one of my best friends likes to say – Take A Breath………….ahhhhh.