Then, I got to work and went to open a canker sore cream I bought and realized you needed to clip off the end...and all I have is a pair of very blunt scizzors at work. And, oh, I was in such pain as I tried and tried to clip the end. Eventually, I did manage to get it, but then as I went to replace the little cap, it went flying across the room...so now, rather than fix my breakfast, I have to find that little cap or have the tube squeeze out in my purse. Okay, I found it.
Then, I am about to run my Co-dependency/ACOA group, and I am told that one of the interns is out, and I have to combine groups. Okay, at the last minute I have to replace my co-dependency materials with materials that both my group and an Early Recovery Mental Health group can get something out of. What a disastor!!! It was so dreadful, I can't even talk about it...but let me just say that several of the group members began snoring. Oops!!! But, it wasn't that I am a boring counselor; the fact is that in order to enter the co-dependency/ACOA group a client needs to have some amount of clean time because we touch on subjects that early recovery cannot handle. Then, after that, a client tells me off because I told her counselor she acted out in group so she decides to let me know that I am not even in her league, that she is far brighter than me and my stupid Bachelor's Degree.and CASAC...this in front of several other clients;by now I am walking back to my office repeating the Serentiy Prayer over and over again.
But, Yule is a time to set aside animosity between ourselves and those people who we normally allow to antagonize us. I say "allow" because no one can make us feel bad unless we let them. This is truly a time to set our differences and to think about finding peace in the Spirit of this wonderful season of joy and love. With that, I would like to share a simple blessing from my BOS.
Beneath the tree of light and life,
A blessing at this season Jul!
To all that sit at my hearth,
Today we are brothers, we are family,
And I drink to your health!
Today is a day to offer hospitality
To all that cross my threshold
In the name of the season.