We don’t have to let it ruin our lives, our day, or even an hour of our day.

“If people don’t want to be with us or act healthy, it is not a reflection on our self-worth.  It reflects on their present circumstances.  By practicing detachment we can lessen our destructive reactions to the world around us.  Separate yourself from things.  Leave things alone, and let people be who they are.  Who are you to say that the interruption, mood, word, bad day, thought, or problem is not an important and necessary part of life?  Who are you to say that this problem won’t ultimately be beneficial to you or someone else?”

— Melody Beattie, Codependent No More, p. 65

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