Posted by Dr. Judy at 5:54 pm
That’s what my head felt like when the phone rang at 2:25 a.m. this Sunday morning. Can you believe this? Have you had it happen? A blankety-blank PSA! The dreaded Public Service Announcement. Yeah, right. Before I unceremoniously clicked it off, my not welcoming ears assimilated, “You have been placed on the no-call list…”
No kidding, that’s exactly what it said. Ugh.
Random racing thoughts I usually have before answering the phone had no time to emerge before I picked up the receiver. I was still in a half-asleep fog. It was pitch dark. I had no sense to look at the called ID. Just immediate reflex to pick it up. Usually I am awake enough to think, “An emergency!” But this morning, my mind was a blank stuporous state.
Looking back on it, I muse, “I have been a clinical psychologist for over 4 decades (wow, that went by in a flash!). You would think I would get used to these calls, but each has its own unique call to action.
OK, I admit it, I cussed in my mind, “Damn, it’s Sunday morning! I was going to sleep in.” I laid down for a few minutes, but I knew my day had started. Ready or not, your neurons were all dressed up and raring to go. I smiled, listened to my positive psychology brain firing up, now happily clicking in full gear ready for action, “Look for the good!”