empathy delivery

December 11, 2009 at 5:00 am 3 comments

I’ve been thinking about our weekly, virtual, empathy gathering and I realized a couple things needed to be in place before we could really enjoy ourselves. So, I hope you don’t mind, I’ve taken the liberty of getting paid leave, for all of you who work, for the rest of this month, a Random Task Engineer for each of us-that will run errands, maintain a spotless house, cook meals, and wash dishes, a magical chunk of time each day -that does not take time away from anything or anybody else- for the exercise of your choice, and an unlimited gift certificate at every craft store for everyone. Anything else necessary? Just let me know.

Now that we’ve taken care of those things we can relax, and enjoy one another. In fact why don’t you all come over to my house? In this imaginary world I have arranged to already have moved out, seen the remodel of our house to perfect completion, and moved back in. So come on over! Bring your kids, your knitting, or nothing. It’s all taken care of.

And while we’re together, let’s offer up empathy to any and all:

  • that want more money to spend on gifts.
  • that wish crafting lovely little surprises for loved ones did not mean less sleep.
  • that are weary of night nursing.
  • that have just given birth.
  • that have a loved one fighting cancer.
  • that need a job.
  • that are trying to figure out the politics of family gatherings.
  • that are cold.
  • that broke their wrist.
  • that won’t be with their family over the holidays.
  • that want to be older/bigger so that there is “real” hockey gear available to them.
  • that have two homes and don’t like the struggles that sometimes brings.
  • that are dissatisfied and want something, anything, to change.

It’s so great to be together like this. Would you like more chai? Eggnog? How about a blankie to lay over your legs. Thank you so much for coming.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ivy  |  December 11, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I love these little get togethers. They are like virtual sunshine. Thank you for your thoughtful arrangement of any and all details. It all sounds so lovely.

  • 2. kris  |  December 11, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    oh my. i am cozied up in bliss-ville. thank you. pass the chai, please. i brought some wheat-free samosas and some strawberry rhubarb pie from summer harvest.

  • 3. gen  |  December 12, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I love this! It is always such a nice pick-me-up. And it’s more than that too – but I can’t quite put words to it, except that I love it! Thank you! And I love your new place too!


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