Life has a way of throwing one for a loop sometimes. For the most part, it is good and a happy, fun time but other times, it can make you shake your head and stop you in your tracks. Just overwhelmed.
For whatever reason, I gave thought the other day of the load I have carried for many, many years and while now it is easier due understanding many areas, but I was weighted down. The stress was too much. Probably typical of each person as responsibility and burdens comes and increases due to all types of situations. Apparently, that day I was feeling the load of stress and of life in all areas.
Back when I was in a counseling session with my former counselor, we went through this several times of looking at various little hard-rubber animals sitting on the table near to where I was sitting (frog, raccoon, beaver, opossum and a couple of others) and I had to figure out which one represented me. As crazy as it was, each time we did this, it was the possum. The reason being, it was the load I always had to carry and still. Many of their characteristics, I can relate to. Today, I’d still pick the same.
Although we never discussed in counseling what these silly animals represented and why we played that so-called Therapy game, I will always wonder why, her thoughts and the reasoning behind this task in counseling.
Just a month or so ago when writing this, dealing with a final decision of a serious matter, as I normally have to make because I knew my husband would not make, it was on my mind. Plus, recently dealing with my son being overwhelmed and crazy enough, I felt it today myself. Frozen in the anxiety of it all. Do you ever feel overwhelmed?
So at those times, when over my load limit, overwhelmed and all, I guess I just want to play dead as the possum will do. I’m tired, I cannot go much more, etc.
Just as an ole possum, it gets back up and continues on with life just as we all do. Just life!
So no matter what is before me, my son or if you are overwhelmed take a break and then get back up and continue on. It’s just temporary.
You’ve Got This! 😊