Thought for today:

‘I cannot stand the words “Get over it”. All of us are under such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down. Don’t allow others to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime – and that’s OK.’

— Beau Taplin

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The debate around the words of Bill Michael, former head of KPMG UK, was interesting.

He is reported to have told his staff to “stop moaning” about lockdown and the pandemic.

I hear this a lot – friends to friends – “get over it”, “it’s not that bad”, and the classic “pull yourself together”.

Recovery from the life traumas we experience is an individually unique process.

Time is certainly a factor.

As Stevie Smith wrote, “Time is good healer, but he is no anaesthetist”.

Letting someone “be” without trying to fix is not easy.

Harder still to allow someone to be in pain in this moment.

Yet sometimes this is just what they need as they work their own magic on themselves.

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