Normal?

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Today I will experience some semblance of normalcy. Is that even possible? What is “normal” anyway. People talk about the “new normal.” Does that even exist?

What is “normal?”  The dictionary says normal means conforming to a standard, typical or expected.  The usual, average or typical state or condition. If ever there was a general definition this is it.  I think in these times both with COVID and the Racism that is rampant right now, it is very difficult to come up with what is normal. I have an appointment today that was part of my life before COVID and I look forward to it and although I can say it is returning to normal, it really is not, as things have changed and will continue to evolve.

Some things are normal, like stages of development. How we typically grow or even plant a garden. For the big picture in the world, I think we need to focus on peace and kindness. As I was thinking about kindness last evening, I asked myself, do we as a society even know what kindness is? 

This is very much a time in our lives that relationship skills are needed. As my mentor and teacher Dr. William Glasser said we as a society have moved leaps and bounds with technology but very little has been done to teach about relationships. He created the graph that spoke to this. In fact as I think about it, the graph looked like a spike right off the chart for technology and relationship education/skills looked like the flattened curve that we all have become so familiar with.

What do we want as a society? Do we want more peace and kindness and yes, even resiliency? The teaching we do with Choice Psychology is just that. It is all about relationships and how to get along better in the world. If you are a continuous learner and you would like to help the world become a better place, then sign up for our next training. It starts Thursday, June 18 at 1pm Atlantic. ( time may be adjusted). www.choicetheoryonline.com

Yours in growing awareness

Maureen

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