Thursday, November 4, 2010

It was a dark and dreary day...

Today's a dark and rainy day. I feel like Snoopy--"It was a dark and stormy night..." I just felt like crawling in my tan armchair with a good book and a giant mug of herbal tea. Days like this the Lord gives me an extra boost of energy and strength to make the drive to work and be a counselor. I think my clients wanted to crawl up on the couch and call it a day too. Stacks of papers fill up my desk and thoughts flood my mind. I pray on days like this that God would just "take over" and help me--days when I don't have the energy to get up and get going with the daily routine.

I taught a group today on "Codependency"--we discussed what it is and how to cope if you recognize the behaviors. Codependents Anonymous group says the patterns are denial, low self-esteem, compliance and control issues. Everyone wants to be needed but where do we draw the line and not "lose" ourselves in others? Especially as a Christian, I wrestle with the balancing act of serving others and paying attention to my own needs and goals. I think that "self-ish" means centered on the "self"--either too much or too little. The poem a co-worker shared with me really helped sort this out for me. Here it is:

We are all born little.
And of a specific man and woman.
Between birth and today,
Everyone has accumulated vast experience
Which we know as the past.
In a way, all things you have done up to the present,
If you are still around,
Have worked.
The question again is,
What is the price
Could the price be lower...
(Virginia Satir)

Stuff to chew on...

Speaking of Snoopy...Thom saw this at CVS today for $15! ;-)


  1. lovin the snoopy pic! i just started a blog too!

  2. Hey Joy! Thanks, Thom just took the picture today-that will be our first Christmas decoration! Looking forward to reading your blog. This is exciting. ;-)