Confront and Replace

I'm so thankful that I don't have depression. I used to struggle with it. But, it is not a burden for me anymore. I've been proactive and do things that help me improve the way I think about myself and my life. I have a level peace with everything behind me and everything before me in the future.

I learned from an early age that nobody was going to help me especially if I didn't take responsibility. It is my ship that I have to steer in the ocean of my emotions in the situation of my life. It was a lonely and long road to figure out how to master my ship. I barely remember what it was like anymore. I am blessed.

It is so different for me as I attempt to support my family through their rough spots. I've done my best to help them keep a baseline. When they say things that are over the top critical of themselves, I reject it out loud. I felt led to confront those non-truths right away. But, it doesn't always work, to my chagrin.

My biggest hurdle as a helper is to not take the whole responsibility of the results, only my portion. It's something I struggle with on an ongoing basis. But I'm starting to learn, by trial and error, how to replace those phrases that I reject with something truthful and positive. It's still up to the person to take the bait.

For me, it's hard to stand by and watch the people I love suffer from bouts of depression. I continue to wonder, how can I sell health to a person who doesn't grab for it?

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  • Top Member

    and here you are to tell and help others Meredith. You are perfect the way you are, positive, real and focused on all the right things. Shared via Syndication Automation.

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