I am not patient enough.
I do not hand out praise lavishly.
I am not sympathetic enough.
I admit these things publicly not because I am looking for support to the contrary. In fact, I believe the reason these things don’t come naturally to me is because these are not things that I seek out or need. I admire people who can respond with just the right supportive comment when talking to Dave. Admittedly, I usually attach the caveat that “others don’t have to deal with this all day, every day” so it’s EASIER for them to be encouraging.
I admit these things publicly in the hopes that being self-aware will help me self improve a little.
Coming off of a successful work week prior to Spring Break and an amazing trip over the break, I had high hopes that things were swinging back to a more normal phase. So, this week has been a pretty big downer. No work for Dave. Counseling appointment cancelled. And these texts from Sam.
I handled the situations with Dave poorly and a little better with Sam. I am not superhuman, and I definitely am not beating myself up over this. I am just reminded that there is always room to grow. Patience, Praise, Sympathy.