Good work, friendly. Stay with the healing work. Weiss, I am jealous-- I've been wanting to learn to snowboard-- but I probably shouldn't be, since I'm probably too old for it too. Better stick to my favorite winter sport, reading by the fire. Hewho, your dream sound like it was beautiful. I'm so glad you're sleeping. Matt, keep taking good care of yourself. I was getting a little worried that you were working TOO hard on your healing-- your psyche needs rest sometimes, too!
Taran, I hope the move goes well. I know you're anxious, but I hope you're excited too. Mel and Linda, nothing like spending time with those boys! My little ones home from dad's, and it makes my heart glad.
My positive is that recently three excellent resources have entered my life to help me grow spiritually. One was a gift from my therapist, a little pamphlet called "Steps to Inner Peace." It's by the Peace Pilgrim, if any of you remember her. About relinguishing negative feelings, she writes: "Now someone could do the meanest thing to me and I would feel deep compassion for this out-of-harmony person, this psychologically sick person who is capable of doing mean things. I certainly would not hurt myself by a wrong reaction of bitterness or anger. You have complete control of whether or not you will be hurt psychologically, and any time you want to, you can stop hurting yourself." Well, those of us raised in abusive families take a while to learn that we have that control, because of course as children we didn't have it. But as an adult, now I do. So my positive for today is that I'm going to try to stop hurting myself with bitterness and anger. Fortunately, Peace Pilgrim says it's ok to do this a little bit at a time until it becomes a habit, which is where the other resources come in!!! (Wouldn't it be great if the only labels were "in harmony" and "not in harmony yet." Course most of us would be in the latter category, but working toward the former makes a huge difference!!!) Sorry so long. Peace be with you, everyone. Hes