Ah the irony, sitting in an Al Anon meeting last night, in the pre-school room of a church on a hill. Listening to others share their experience, strength and hope. Afraid to open my mouth proving just how crazy I am, trying to make up for the lack of balance in my life and I see the sign. Hanging above the exit to this room, next to the ‘Exit’ sign is this one, ‘Absolutely NO Nuts Allowed in This Room.’
Do they not understand what brings us to these rooms, everyday all over the world? Because we are crazy nuts from our lives? If NO nuts were allowed, there would be NO people in them. So maybe the ‘sign’ author was thinking about little kids and allergies, but we who struggle with self esteem and validation issues, fears and guilt, don’t want posted signs announcing we are nuts to each other and the world.