That client who visited you to say thanks, for past help, wasn't the only one, you know.
If it helps, I had a weird experience today, all by myself.
All of a sudden I felt anger. Anger at being calm and concilliatory, and taking ill-treatment at the hands of those who were no better than they should be, years ago, and not long past, too. I was even angry at society for not teaching us better....not making the world a better place...feelings I've been 'stuffing'.
But it was a cool anger, like a sharp breeze blowing cobwebs out of my head.
I am not really a compulsive eater, except on certain one-time occasions in my life.
Today I went and ate my husband's dish of rice pudding...in big spoonfuls.
Slowly the anger vanished, and I told my husband when he came home, just to say it out loud.
I also told him that I did not feel depressed, or any other unhappy way. I felt clear.
I think what I was feeling was a 'release'...a letting go. I have not felt that before. I didn't know that's what it can feel like.
These past weeks I've been touching accupressure points that help change fears, etc. Wrote about this in the Obesity Support forum. It came from the TV program, "I Can Make You Thin" on the TLC channel.
Maybe that's what affected me to feel this 'cleansing breeze' today. Don't know.
Good for you for letting your young friend go on to her own responsibility for herself...but being available. She'll never forget.
Things seem to happen willy-nilly in this world...but maybe the good we do stands by, ready to help, when the person needs it.
I think you did a heck of a job with this young lady, and you are growing in your capabilities. That kind of good never fades.
How are you doing, for you? Do you feel better? You sound better. Give yourself a hug from me.