I woke up this morning still upset and hungover from the events with my pre-teen son over the weekend. As I got ready for work, I made the assumption that today would suck. Well.......very far from it. I'm so happy to be wrong.
Nothing has changed, fixed or taken care of. I had the opportunity to talk with a close friend about what happened and gain some perspective plus some action steps that we can do. I've still got the same concerns but am clear as to what happened. For me, when I understand then I am able to process it to assign meaning as to what the next steps are or if any to take. I'm wired with the need to understand so I can process it and go for there as to what to do if anything. Friends, true friends, are a priceless part of our lives. So....."friend" - I treasure you!
What's my lesson from all of this? I've learned tons just since Saturday. However, the one for today is not to make assumptions about things. I just knew that today would suck. For all sorts of reasons, I figured today would be one of those that you count the hours until it is over, go to bed and start new tomorrow. Not today! While I don't have any solutions, I have many helpful insights that will make a huge difference for my pre-teen son, myself and our family.