Fridays seem to be the worst and best of times lately.
The worst, because it seems the darkness feels heavier and the hope feels fainter.
But Fridays are often the best, because for whatever reason, my brain often kicks into another gear and I think about more stuff more deeply. So here’s a rare installation of some the random thoughts that drip out on a typical Friday. Like today…
- There are racist charlatans on all sides of the political and cultural spectrum, including some I’ve been proud to help along the way.
- The best thing we can do as advocates for others is to model what we advocate, e.g., if we advocate for people’s health, maybe we should set a healthy example, etc. Extrapolate that out to whatever area of life in which you seek to influence others.
- The problem with clients is that they really don’t know what they want. So when they tell you what they want – and you do that thing – then they change it. The other problem is that they’re paying the bill so they pretty much are entitled to change it. The other problem is sometimes, they aren’t paying very much on the bill, so it seems a lot like unreasonable expectations.
- I really need some outdoor time. A good dose of a state park or a beach somewhere might be just what the doctor ordered. Or it might help me avoid the doctor’s inevitable order.
- The mornings seem to be a blur these days, and I’m not sure why. There’s plenty of interaction with others, and there’s plenty to do. When quitting time comes, though, it appears that the time has whizzed by with no recognizable features.