I’d take a guess that if you’re reading this, you live with some chronic issue – pain, fatigue, limbs or brain that doesn’t work right. Have you noticed how often people leave a conversation with, “Happy Thanksgiving”? Probably more times than you can count.
I know I find myself doing it.
Then, a client told me how she’s sick of it. She wants to shoot back, “Yeah, for you maybe – I feel lousy and don’t even want to show up.” The good news is that we got to talk about this before she said it to someone who didn’t understand – such as a client (she’s an insurance agent).
This is what a coach calls a teaching moment. I asked what she could do to feel good about herself without doing something she’d have to apologize for. She came up with a “mental” sign, for herself, saying, “Stop telling me to be HAPPY!”
Next week, I’ll be posting on the November Pain Blog Carnival (click here to learn more) and the topic will be thankfullness.
Won’t you share your thoughts so I have your ideas?Â Â Click to comment (if you click on the link at the top, you’ll get to the blog — then click on comment.
What are you thankful for? Or does it all feel like BAH HUMBUG?