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 belong to their online community as I find a lot of wonderful info on ther site and everyday I automatically receive Today's thought from Hazelden. It speaks to your heart and soul so often and is emailed right to you.
Anything that can help you feel better or understand you are not alone to me is helpful.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression http://www.healingwell.com/donate *~* Not a mental health professional of any kindIt is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~