With all that, humor is the great lubricant of life. Let's find what there is to laugh about.
I admire and aspire to emotional transparency. Can we all express and take responsibility for our feelings and needs? I find Nonviolent Communication very helpful in this area. As much as possible, can we talk about what is really going on? (You know- not like the families most of us grew up in.)
I am smart in a did-well-in-school kind of way. I recognize that there are infinite forms of intelligence and doing well on the SATs is not necessarily one of the most useful in the longer term. I am funny and delight in finding the humor in life. I love words and like to write.
I am healthy and generally eat well. I love a day when I can leave my car by the curb and ride my bike where I need to go. I don't drink alcohol or do drugs anymore- life is getting shorter and I'd rather have a clear mind.
I am a psychotherapist (MFT) who has just begun a new career as a government bureaucrat. I think everyone should be a government bureaucrat at least once in a lifetime, don't you?
Sometimes, I feel lonely and would love to have a companion to explore ourselves and our world, to play and laugh with, to give comfort and support. Mostly, I'm happy and would enjoy being happy with someone.