In the category of what’s up, I am thrilled to say the taping of the Dr. Phil Show is over for the season. As many of you know I was asked to be on a team of people who receive the live feed of the show as it is taped and contribute comments via Twitter that the producers then weave into the show for when it airs. Dr Phil occasionally will turn to the camera and say, “Let’s see what our team on twitter has to say,” and then read tweets from the group I’m a part of.
It has been fun…but also kind of a drag. The stories are so sad, the people’s lives so screwed up. Most end with progress being made, solutions and strategies being agreed to…but not all. I really found it to be a downer to participate three days a week.
When I first got asked to do this I was so fired up. I was going to be so good, participating in every taping, they were going to love me, I was going to be insightful and wise, I’d become Dr. Phil’s favorite (sounds like a whole bunch of ego talking, doesn’t it? Laughing at my silly self.). In reality as the season progressed I participated less and less.
It was eye opening to me. Yes I have strong opinions of how we should treat each other. I have always found that while watching a show like the Dr. Phil Show, I want to scream advice and offer hugs. I thought it’d be fun to do it and actually have those sentiment heard. But the truth was that it was just too sad for delicate little me. It’s true. As much as I’d like to think I’m tough as nails, I am in fact a delicate flower. That’s what my mom has always said and moms are usually right.
I prefer to spend my days talking and writing and creating around the theme of happiness! I am not cut out to be in the thick of the turmoil and conflict. In the thick of silly, and happy, and lovey-dovey, yeah that’s the ticket! Give me sunshine, lollipops and rainbows.
Smile Be happy. Be happier!!