Again with the therapy
December 30 – Gift. This month, gifts and gift-giving can seem inescapable. What’s the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year? (Author: Holly Root)
The saintly therapist, who after he met me the first time surely must have put a deposit down on that yacht he’s had his eye on, said to me, on one of those days when I needed it,
“Shannon, it’s ok to change your mind. It’s ok to see a situation in a new way and come to a new conclusion. It is ok for something to have changed – and for that something to have caused your reaction to change.”
I’m pretty sure that when my 45-70 minutes are up each session, he has to have a nap.
But that was, perhaps, the greatest gift I received this year.
That, and hearing my mom say the same thing.