I usually feel better if I can focus on other people.

I don't know how exactly I wound up in this group.  I started out upset with and aging mother pushing my buttons as only a mother can.  I was angry and upset.  That always leads to an old friend of mine.  So I drag out all the therapy tools I can remember and try to ge back on track.  I am so trying to find the patience I need to deal with life in a positive manner.  I am so often trapped by negative feelings.  I can feel the waves of negativity rolling in and washing away my joy.  "Don't let others steal your joy." they don't have to steal it, I give away.  I guess if I were to set a goal it would be to protect myself a little more.