The Therapy Journals of the Fat-Headed Klingon Woman

One woman's journey to becoming Her True Self

Modern Magic and the Beauty of the Little Things November 2, 2010

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Hello all.¬† Call me a quitter if you will, but I’m abandoning 30 Days of Truth-ish.¬† I’ve had it up to the eyeballs with truth.¬† Everyone sees the truth differently.¬† All my Facebook friends are posting something new they are thankful for, every day in November.¬† I can get with that.¬† It’s short and sweet.¬† I’m probably arousing some folks’ curiosity or disdain with my first two entries:¬† indoor plumbing and automobiles.¬† I’ve got an explanation.¬† Wanna hear it?¬† Ok.¬†

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See, my idea is that everybody is thankful for their beautiful kids and their wonderful families and their perfect husbands.¬† Who wouldn’t be?¬† If you have such things as beautiful kids and wonderful families and perfect husbands, you’d be a chump NOT to be thankful for them, right?¬† So I’m starting with seemingly insignificant things that we all take so for granted we don’t realize what major blessings they are!!¬†

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Indoor plumbing, for instance.¬† Think about that.¬† Take a moment to think about having to get up in the middle of the night, put on shoes and a coat, walk outside in the cold or the snow or the rain or the sweltering heat, go out to a drafty, rickety, critter-filled shed built over a hole in the ground, sit your unprotected butt down on a rough board plank, and do your most personal, private business… go on, think about it.¬† I’ll give you a minute…. Ok, see?¬† EX-actly!¬† Who wouldn’t be thankful that we don’t have to do that anymore?!!¬†

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And automobiles.¬† Now granted, there are drawbacks to these things- car wrecks, pollution, the constant drain on finite resourses, monster stereo systems blasting 4-letter words at ear-bleeding levels.¬† But just think about having to walk everywhere.¬† Or having to ride in a horse and wagon.¬† Or being stuck wherever you happen to be and being dependent on other people to be thoughtful enough to bring you what you need.¬† Think about a trip from Lone Grove to Ardmore and back taking half a day and a trip to The City taking a week.¬† Really?¬† You’re not thankful life’s not like that?¬†¬† I sure am!¬†

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When you think about it, modern conveniences are almost magical.¬† Stay tuned for future entries on this topic when I wax rhapsodic about things like washing mashines, microwaves, frozen food, supermarkets, drive-thru service, pancake and cake mixes, vacuum cleaners, bug spray, sunscreen, baby wipes, Tylenol, central heat and air, and kitty litter.¬† Yeah.¬† I’m thankful for the little things.¬†

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Until next time,

D.

 

Forgiving is Cathartic and Cleansing! October 13, 2010

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Hello all.¬† Today’s topic for Day 4 of 30 Days of Truth-ish is:¬† Something you have to forgive someone else for.¬† Wow.¬† That’s a tough one.¬† It’s a little disconcerting to examine your life and see that there are things that you’ve yet to let go of, things you still resent and dislike, and yes, even hate,¬†other people for, things they’ve done to you or things they did that you went along with, that derailed where you thought your life was going.¬†

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Anyway.¬† Two situations I really need to forgive in my life, one personal, one professional.¬† I can’t truly say I’ve figured out how to do that, but I’m working on it.¬† I have had this discussion with friends before and they’ve told me that it’s like Nike, you just do it.¬† You just say in your heart, “I forgive this person for whatever they did or didn’t do that hurt me or damaged me or caused my life to go in a different direction than I thought it was going to go.”¬† And then you just refuse to let it come into your head again and when it does, you just remind yourself how much you’ve been forgiven for and tell Satan to quit throwing it back in your face.¬† Man, that’s tough!¬† I know it has to be done, but I haven’t given it up yet.¬† I haven’t made the decision to permanently Let It Go.¬†

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Why do you suppose people like to hang on to the hurts that other people have caused them?¬† They’re hurts!¬† They fester and enflame and wound and poke and keep a person from being whole and healthy!¬† Who would want that?¬† Like the compulsion to keep¬†probing at an aching or loose tooth, or picking at a pimple, or poking a bruise.¬† What is it about us incredibly screwed-up humans that we sometimes seems to revel in our own pain?¬† Are we really that masochistic or is it just a way of reminding us we’re still alive and there’s still inprovement to be made and we might possibly be whole and healthy and pain-free *someday*?¬† Like a reminder that life has potential.¬†

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I’m not sure I have any deep, mind-blowingly brilliant answers for that (or anything else, for that matter) but I do know that according to the faith I’ve been brought up in, we are forgiven as we have forgiven.¬† I don’t know about you, but there is a whoooooole lot I’d really like for God to just strike off my record.¬† A WHOLE lot.¬† So if I want that for myself, I have to give that to others.¬† So here goes:¬† I am taking this moment, on this day, to forgive these people for what they have done that has caused me pain.¬† I permanently and completely forgive them and I ask for strength never to revisit that pain again and never again to allow it to affect me or my life or my decisions, except insofar as I have learned from the experience how to avoid repeating it.¬† I accept them into my heart as brothers in Christ and I love them in Christ.¬† Amen.

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Wow, that feels good! 

Until next time,

D.

 

 
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