For the people I have found 🎶

journaling Dec 09, 2021

I've had a "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" ear-worm for days now ... or maybe it's been years, really. Thank you, Sir Elton John! And, thank you to my old boss man, Craig.

Instead of dismissing this ear-worm as simply being part of my human jukebox experience (there's a song for everything, am I right?!), I'm tuning into this one a little more clearly today.

🎶 Thank the Lord there's people out there like you 🎶
🎶 Thank the Lord for the people I have found 🎶

At an old job where I did telesales 👩🏻‍💻 my boss gave us a homemade compilation CD for the holidays.

He was feeling extra sentimental one year and called special attention the place of "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" on that year's edition. Ever since, I've carried a similar nostalgic sentimental vibe when I hear that song.

Craig and I shared a fierce love for a good cover song. I did not share his enthusiasm for telesales ... that was a short-lived job that eventually nudged me into blogging professionally.

That was a Steppingstone.

Being on Craig's team specifically was a Steppingstone. Meeting and knowing Craig mattered to me; it still does.

On two different occasions this week, I had the opportunity to connect with two women who seek to grow their therapeutic writing businesses.

One woman advocates for folks suffering with chronic pain and for the LGBTQ+ community. The other woman leads hospice care initiatives for the homeless in her community.

🎶 Thank the Lord there's people out there like you 🎶
🎶 Thank the Lord for the people I have found 🎶

Sometimes I get struck with awe at the people I get to meet and know on the path. I am reminded of a deeper fabric of my life that is built one relationship and one stepping stone at a time.

"Steppingstones" is keystone journaling technique developed by Ira Progoff, PhD, as part of his signature Intensive Journal ® Workshop. It's a precursor technique to Dialogues that gives "life" to our dialogue partners, even non-human ones like "Works."

So if I'd like to dialogue with my "Writing Career," I'd create 12 steppingstones for the life of my writing career.

One might be working with Craig, and then a more recent one might be a stepping into a mentorship role or other journaling facilitators.

Mine tend to always be "the people I have found." 🤗 I'm a people person.

Here are some journal prompts to help you reflect on the people out there on your path:

💕 Listen to Elton John's Mona Lisa's and Mad Hatters and check out the lyrics. Write an additional verse to the song.

💕 Pick an area of your life where you're most curios to explore today (family/friends, love relationships, work, finances, home, spirituality, health, fun/entertainment). Write out the 12 most influential steppingstones in that area of your life.

💕 What would you name a playlist that represents all the people you have found? What songs are on this playlist.

Thank you for being on this path with me! I'm so grateful we've found one another.

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