This is really helpful and hopeful. Thank you so much for truly thoughtful, inspired ideas for refocusing our outlook when we start feeling dark. I'm printing this out to read and reread as needed.
If I may add one caveat? Perhaps when you talked about negativity, you didn't refer to discussing concerns with a trusted friend or counselor. I hope you didn't mean that. So many times I have kept problems to myself and tried to suppress the anger, hopelessness or fear. Then, when I finally shared them, that friend made a suggestion that changed the whole way I looked at the problem. Often it brought me new insight and helped me resolve it in a very simple way. At other times, simply knowing that other people understand or even experience the same feelings allowed me to put them in perspective and not feel like a failure. This is why support groups can be so therapeutic to people trying to change bad habits, crime victims and caregivers.
If you were talking about incessantly bringing up an old problem or finding fault where there is none, that is a different matter. Thanks for letting me share a thought.
thank u... just what i needed to read at the start of the Sabbath Day..life is good :0)
Yes indeed! We either get released from the trial or we get to live above the trial!
I feel very blessed to have read this today. Thank you!
What a brilliantly written article! Full of insights and inspiring concepts. Than you!
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