Hello folks. Just cried my eyes out watching the well-developed character of Michael Scott close out his work at The Office. What is it that moved me so much? The connection. Michael Scott, played by the talented Steve Carol, ended his performance with the question,
They say that at your death-bed you’re never going to wish you spent more time at the office. Not me. I’m going to wish I had more…. Who are the people you work with? Your very best friends in the world.
I could barely breath at this point. Pile of tissues on the table. My stunned husband letting me blubber goo on his shirt. He asked,
What is it that you liked so much?
Only my husband would ask what I liked in the middle of a good cry. He knows that crying doesn’t mean I don’t like what’s happening. He knows my twisted ways. Connection is lovely enough to like, miraculous enough to marvel over, worthy enough to lose my cool over. It is after all one of our favorite topics here at FriendtoYourself.com. It is after all what you and I have shared, working so hard for, spending hours every day writing or whatever it is that each of us do to grow that fragile yet strong wonder of humankind – connection. This bit of self-care follows us into heaven, or leads. Who knows, follow and lead, when we are connected.
Within the friendly grip of connection, in this marvelous episode, we see that good-byes might bring us even closer together. I see this all the time in crisis settings, hospitals, illnesses, pending closures to something that was loved. The closure draws us closer into what good the connection had offered us. To improve what we had previously thought was so good that it was beyond improving. To draw forth, our greater selves.
Self-Care Tip # – Give yourself over to the miracle of connection in all your good-bye’s.
Questions: What makes connection part of self-care? How have you been a better friend to yourself by the influence of connections?