Lesson learned

My study partner is 23 years old.  She is shy and afraid of saying, doing, thinking anything that MIGHT make someone mad or hurt their feelings.  So much more.  She is desperate to find out “what’s wrong” with her but has no clue about where to start.  She’s miserable.  I just looked at her and said that it’s not HER.  It was the way she viewed things, her perception.  As I was listening to her this morning, I realized that, even though I still find myself in the same situation, at least today I know what to do to get better.  I have the solution.  I remember that misery.  Thinking it was just me.  Our conversation brought a huge dose of gratitude for the accumulation of knowledge and wisdom that I have learned over the years.  I recommended the classic “Co-Dependent No More” by Melody Beattie.  It was the first book that changed me.  The fact that I recommended a book and didn’t offer to “help” her read it is amazing progress on my part!  Lol!

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