Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Dear willow, Have you thought of joining Al-Anon. Here is the link to locate a site near you.
Hello Dear Sweet Lady,
I am going to give you the link to Hazelden Rehab Facility. But first this:
Today's thought from Hazelden is:Today I will practice detachment by letting go of things. I can't control.
Detachment means standing back and looking at a situation without having a hand in it. Watching fireworks is practicing detachment. Flying a kite is not. Allowing friends the freedom to have their own opinions is practicing detachment. Feeling compelled to change their minds is not. Watching a child create her own drawing is practicing detachment. Holding her hand while she draws is not.
I can't control other people, their actions, or their beliefs by forcing them to act or believe as I do. Detachment helps me see the big picture, since I can see things more clearly from a distance.
Today, and from now on, I will practice taking care of myself by detaching from people or situations that aren't good for me. Today I will pay close attention to when I am trying to force the issue, and I'll remember that my time would be better spent leaving it alone.
I am so proud of you and now you have no dark secrets to worry about, you have people to talk to and you have done the right thing. There will be moments when you weaken but then you will pull strength from deep down inside and you will make it through.
You have your HW family every step of the way so lean on all of us and what you did last night is absolutley awe inspiring. I think this is your prayer for today...............one I am sure you know well.
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
The miracle of your existence calls for celebration every day.Gentle HugsKitt