Thursday, October 28, 2010

change & awareness

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that it's OK to be angry and that I know a method to prevent that anger from becoming a major resentment

for Step 4 and the freedom it gives me -- awareness

that I finally learned last night in my Al Anon meeting that I don't need to keep protecting my partner from his own behavior. I allow him to make his mistakes and live his life, but I have always tried to keep those things a secret and I am the one who suffers when I do that.
Hopefully, I can remember to stop protecting him. (this is HUGE for me)

that I'm so blessed and fortunate -- I must always remember to pay it forward.

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard


Mary Christine said...

Good morning Dave. Did you know I think the world of you?

Syd said...

It is a tough lesson to learn--to not protect another from themselves. I believe that I understand what letting go means. I have been exhausted from trying to protect another and change them. It doesn't work.