Stuck In A Moment
A few times a week my wife Mona texts out a “question of the day” to all her friends. The most recent one was, “What is your superpower?”
Most people demurred or responded with a joke. My answer was, “I can do things even when I don’t want to.” I’ve lived with depression my whole life, so that was an important skill to master.
Mona told me, though, that I actually have a different superpower: I can recognize when people’s minds are stuck in a loop, and I can pull them out of it.
I hadn’t realized that about myself, but that is something I’m pretty good at. Sometimes a slightly different perspective is all that’s needed; focus on something different, then come back refreshed.
“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?” ~Cpt. Jack Sparrow
I wish I could do it for myself.