First, I have a confession to make. I lived with fear of people for many years, (read my 2014 blog posts to see how quickly the MKMMA squashed that) but I still have trouble asking for help, or asking for what I need; hence, I’ve never reached out in the three years of being involved in the class, to ask to Mastermind with anyone.
Right before Thanksgiving, someone apparently deduced or decided that I needed support, so after an initial phone conversation with him, I’ve been getting periodic, positive texts. Each one has been a welcome and very pleasant surprise – a quote here, a phrase there, little emoji’s added at the bottom. They gave me a real boost.
This week has not been great. It actually was left over from the last two weeks attending funerals and all that goes with that. But this week started with a family member in a chaotic, emotional mess early on Monday morning awakening me about 3:30. Then there were technical problems with my work situation. Not enough to make me have to stop working all together, but enough that it make the last two days of work very challenging and cumbersome.
So – in the middle of the morning, doing my best to work under circumstances that could be better, I got a text alert. Happy for the distraction, I looked. No words, no emojis, just a link to this:
“When you wish upon a star -makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come to you.
When you wish upon a star, like dreamers do.
When you wish upon a star – your dream comes true.
When you wish upon a star – your dreams come true.”
~Leigh Harline and Ned Washington
Woops – stop the presses. Clink. (cement falling). What did my son say to me?
“I shouldn’t need help, I should be able to do this on my own.” Hey, Mom – you taught him well. More tears.