Delicious cookies were mixed on the table with paint and glue and paintings of chronic conditions-love and healing.
Sitting around the table were 6 incredible women, all with their own fear, pain and hope. It was the last of 8 meetings of the Purposely Positive Support Group/Workshop for people with life-altering medical conditions.
And the sneaky little group surprised me with love. A HUGE 22 x 16 framed Thank you picture with messages from each that were so warm and touching I couldn’t hold back the tears.
Hey, I tried. After all I’m a Professional (note the capital “P”). I’m a psychotherapist (note the small “p”) Everyone else is supposed to have feelings. I am TRAINED to remain calm but curious, engaging but not engaged and humane but not human.
I blew it. My well-trained psyche collapsed under the weight of love. Theirs and Mine.
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