August 05, 2008
More: What It Takes
Counseling, listening to stories of what is going on inside. Emotional support. Recognizing fatigue, injuries, and emotional issues. Being assertive regarding mandatory breaks and safety protocol. Balancing job urgency and allowing for down time, play time, and bonding. Pampering. Team building.
So much for worrying about not having enough to really “do."
So, it may seem to someone that I was in the right place for them, at the right time. Bet they’d be surprised to know that they were actually there at that time for me. Sure, it’s a little selfish view, but I really do mean it. I am constantly trying to work this big flaw in my life into something positive for someone else.
That’s the gift I got on this trip; my own peculiar little dramatic life gave me something I could give to someone else. Compassion: I forget sometimes that I have this stock pile of understanding; I don’t always exercise my compassion. It’s like a puppy I want to cuddle fiercely and perhaps hold too tightly: it’ll never grow unless I allow it to run, play, and exercise.
Posted by jaselin at August 5, 2008 01:10 PM