This was the moment I got serious about doing my work. This is the moment I was willing to invest whatever amount of time, energy or resources I needed to heal myself. I found a new counselor, started attending mindfulness and meditation retreats, changed my diet, ended relationships, stopped lying to myself and started telling the whole truth (even if it hurt people’s feelings), journaled, prayed, and cried. After months of hard work, things started to change. As a matter of fact, things changed drastically. Change occurred in every area of my life. I had hopeful and positive thoughts, I felt better, and I connected to the God within myself.
Each of us plays a very specific role in our families. Often that role is decided in childhood and we continue to play that part into our adult years. Some people play the role of "black sheep" "the successful one" or "the one who got out". Others are the perpetual "baby" of the family. Some are "the one you can call on." Others spend their adult lives stuck in the role of "Mama's boy" or "Daddy's girl." Although we might function completely differently at work or at home, when we get around our family, it is almost natural to fall into place. Do you like the role you play in your family? Does the assignment work for you?