Thought for today:

‘If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.’

— Shannon L. Alder

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You can imagine I’m sure the pain anguish a therapist hears in his or her room.

These days that room is on Zoom or some other remote technology.

Yet we find a way to make a connection and be present, to start the internal process that helps a client find hope.

A few weeks ago (before Christmas) I had someone who had been deeply hurt by the actions of another.

In recent weeks this client’s thoughts have turned away from vengeance to self-care and the future.

It is undoubtedly a difficult thing when we are deeply impacted.

I will say, “hating someone is like drinking poison and expecting them to drop dead.”

We suffer whilst they continue on oblivious.

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