Today let’s talk about being spontaneous.
Has it ever seemed like it was difficult to just let go and do something on the spur of the moment?
I have had a lot of trouble with being spontaneous – unexpected events were frightening. One friend said if I agreed to meet them at the cafeteria after church, they would only count on me if I showed up, because I was known for saying yes, and then going home instead. An unplanned event felt like the uncertainty I experienced growing up in an alcoholic family. I wanted to have time to think about how things would work out for me, and if there was anything unsafe about the situation. As I learned I didn’t always have to know everything in advance, it became easier to just go roller skating, without a lot of planning ahead of time. What a freedom!
Have you ever struggled with being spontaneous?
Dan L. Hays offers encouragement for adult children of alcoholics.
The podcasts of these episodes can be found at: Minute to Freedom
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