On the Friday meeting that I go to, we say the serenity prayer at the end, all stood in a circle holding hands. Kinda weird the first time, but I got used to it. People add this on the end:
This is accompanied by swinging the persons had you and holding. I make that sound even weirder, but I can’t think of any other way to describe it. I find this last bit totally cringe. I’m not sure why. Could it be?
It reminds me a bit of being a Girl Guide and seems a bit weird an inappropriate?
The first time people did it, I wasn’t expecting that, and it threw me and I’ve not got over it yet?
The words seem a bit trite, especially after the serenity prayer which I love and use every day?
Maybe saying ‘I’m worth it!’ Reminds me of a shampoo advert. Then I get the giggles.
Maybe my brain really thinks I am not worth it, so saying the words wouldn’t feel true.
Do you see what I manage to do there? I used my specialist over thinking skills to make something that most people seem to enjoy (smiling nice people who I respect) and I have deconstructed it until it means nothing. Or the sentiment has been tarnished. I tend to spend the time when this happens in the meeting not making eye contact with anyone, so I am going to suspend disbelief try and smile through it this week. Wish me luck!
PS- the feature image is so cringe it made me laugh.