Wednesday, December 22, 2010

best gift you could give yourself


With everything that's been going on, I thought this book would be a great refresher on healthy boundaries. (If you have, or ever had, any type of addiction in the family, codependency is there as well. It can also be an issue for families dealing with chronically ill loved ones or a special needs child.) Codependent No More by Melody Beattie is an AWESOME book that I first read in my early twenties; it is a wonderful tool that will help you become aware of blurred lines - when your focus on someone (or something) else is taking you away from the focus that should be on yourself. It's about learning how to create healthy boundaries in the face of destructive choices being made by someone you love. To learn how to control what is in your control alone and to let go of the rest.

It goes hand in hand with my faith.

I finished ready Chapter 5 (Detachment) last night and wanted to share it here... knowing that some might struggle with the thought of just letting their loved one "go" when they are heading down a path that could destroy them. (Click HERE to read it for yourself. It begins on page 57 and ends on page 66.)

Learning to "let go" could be the best gift you give yourself this year.

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