I have to admit it; I love Raymond.
I mean, I love ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’.
Every single corny, over-watched, laugh-tracked episode.
With the familiar characters that almost everyone can find some version of in their own families.
It makes me laugh.
So a few nights ago, I watched as Debra and Ray were seeing their priest for some pre-marital counseling.
It seems that Ray was getting a little nervous before taking his vows, and wanted to make sure that Debra really loved him. He worried that in reality, maybe she was a little out of his league.
Well, my favorite line was when Debra yelled at Ray, “I don’t care if you’ve got cold feet. Put on some socks!”
And it made me think: maybe that’s what we all need.
A good old kick in the butt.
A reminder that a little fear isn’t the end.
Do what you need to do and get over it.
So of course I think about my dear clients.
They are brave and smart.
They figuratively climb mountains all the time in their life.
And sometimes they get scared.
But scared doesn’t mean stop.
It means getting help.
It means looking at your thoughts and questioning their validity.
It means tweaking what you are doing.
But it never means, “Stop! Turn around, and go back down that mountain…”
It simply means, “Put on some socks!”