I am just catching up with everyone and everything! I was at a very intensive course in End-of- Life- Care, all last week. I enjoyed every minute of it but it was absolutely exhausting!
Every night I went home just brain dead. The topic is heavy as it is, and I was hyper focussed on taking it all in. Absorbing as much as I could. There was a huge variety of different people there and I wanted to get to know them all as best I could.
I made my friends straight away, and it’s like we’ve known each other for YEARS! How beautiful is that? There was a flip side to that too, which I find hilarious! There are always a few in every crowd! People are so queer. Myself included, of course.
The course was good and I’ve got so much to do but I’m happy and content and confident with the direction my life is heading. Plus I got to try something out!
We did an exercise with a cardboard coffin. It was awesome! How many people get to try out such a thing while they’re still alive?!
Here are our Monday Memes!
HA! @ Me. I try. OH how I try but I just can’t keep indoor plants alive.
*snort! It must be so annoying…
Right?! Ya don’t have to tell me twice ;P
Enjoy the heck out of your week! Love and Squishy Hugs.
Snicker. I haven’t been to Ikea in SOOOOO long. Maybe not for books though.
Right?! Right! You have to be very special to earn an invite into my sanctuary. How about you? Are you open to have people in your home of choosey like me?
I actually love Yoga but this made me laugh. Maybe if you did more yoga it wouldn’t hurt so much to bend down?
Heh! I feel this in my soul! You not would believe the looks I get when I go on rock hunting/stick picking adventures. And when I start talking to birds or cats? Ooooh that’s a whole other level of disbelief. Avert your eyes from my quirks and I’ll avert mine from you boring-ness, lol
I love memes. I think they are an ingenious way to share a thought, idea , joke or inspiration in a succinct and culturally relevant way.
I find them helpful too. When I need inspiration, courage, validation or just a laugh all I have to do is scroll through my vast collection and, there it is. Something I’ve saved for this exact moment.
Here are two from last week that really stuck with me :
Have any of you read anything by Brene Brown? She’s spent the past two decades studying shame, courage, vulnerability and empathy. The first meme really brings home a lot of what she writes about. I’d much rather engage with curiosity than shame. I like the reminder this meme brings me.
The second meme feels so empowering! Yeah, I might love you but I don’t have to trust or respect you. That’s entirely up to you. Its your job to be trustworthy and worthy of respect through your actions ( never words) and I decide to give or not, depending on my interpretations of your actions. And just because I love you, doesn’t mean I have to put up with the things you do that cause me to not trust you or respect you. Trust and respect are earned based on behavior, not just given as a gift alongside love. Being able to separate these things was HUGE in my personal growth and evolution as a human.