Tuesday, December 04, 2007
"There are two ways to spread light; to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton
What a wonderful quote! See this is why I love quotes so much. Something this simple can change your state of being in a moment. I was feeling a bit burned out tonight at work. I was thinking to myself "I have my own stuff going on right now. If I have to listen to one more person whine about how bad they feel I'm going to scream." Right about that time another client came through. Another heartbreaking story. Another trauma. I usually don't do anything while I'm working with these clients, but I just felt so fried, so while I was listening I quietly clicked on my SP Healthy Reflections thing. Currently I'm trying to catch up on a couple of months worth of SP mailers!! Anyway, I clicked on it and say this quote. It hit me...I want to be the mirror because that is what I love being, that is why I do what I do, I want to be the mirror. I am very passionate about being a therapist. I love my job and I love the people I work with. I love my career and look forward to learning and being the best I can be at it. But, just like everyone out there, I lose sit of that sometimes. I turned from my PC screen and focused on this woman who didn't realize the inner strength she had tell me what she'd been through and how weak she felt. I was able to focus and help her. A single line in an email and really snap you out of a crappy place sometimes. So thanks SP! I needed that!