Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Change the Story

Dear Readers,

Today I had lunch with a dear friend. I noticed I was telling her one of my "grievance" stories.  This was a story where I felt hurt by someone. I have several grievance stories I keep alive by telling and retelling them to myself or anyone who will listen. Now after I tell her this story, I realize, I am feeling depressed. 

When I was drinking, I would tell my drinking buddies all my "poor me" stories. By the time I was through, my life looked miserable. Except, the alcohol was LYING to me. My life is good.

I have a choice. I can let go of grievances or I can take action. Either way, it's time to stop the retelling of stories that cannot be changed. Why would I want to keep hurting myself? They only hurt me. They only make me depressed, angry, or sad over and over again. 

Like a movie, "Nightmare on Groundhog Day". (LOL)

4 comments:

  1. Nightmare on Groundhog Day...love it. Great point, I also need to learn to let things go!

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  2. Not always easy for me, but much easier now that I'm not drinking.

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  3. living in the PRESENT is the only way to go. right here and now, not yesterday and not tomorrow.
    great you recognised it. well done.
    hugs from nz
    Lisa
    www.thecword-compassion.com

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