Posted by: Judy | March 5, 2014

Quote applicable to where I’m heading…

Scott Williams posted this quote on February 24:

“Counseling is about trying to change the way we think ā€“ so that we are happy in spite of our situation, not because of it.”

Yes! This is where I want to go. I’m not there yet.

My mantra for this year of turning everything over to God is so much tougher than I ever imagined.


  1. Yea…I like that quote.

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  2. That’s a good perspective. I always hated it when people told me to be grateful for my mother because the strife with her made me who I am today. I was like, “wha? That makes no sense.”

    • Exactly!

  3. The first thing that went through my head when I read this quote was not exactly in line with the general subject of the quote, but rather, that when I was in counseling, I don’t think I ever considered counseling as a means to attain happiness. I saw it as a way to works towards survival, and never even elevated the process to the place where happiness was an goal. Odd. (Although, by default, the longer I was in counseling, the more I was able to attain some level of happiness). It never really occurred to me that I’ve been more focused on survival rather than on happiness for most of my life.

    That’s a very useful observation, so thank you for the quote, even though the message I got from it was very different than the message you received. Interesting how we filter everything through our own experience, thereby gleaning whatever it is that we need to move forward in our own journey.

    • I think it’s cool you have happiness on the table. I went to counseling because I didn’t know what else to do. I only knew I couldn’t keep on doing what I was doing. I wanted to be not so miserable.

      • I initially went to counseling because I was petrified when an abusive cycle surfaced in my own relationship with my children – I was desperate to understand why, and to learn how I could change the course of my actions. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. In that way, I guess we shared a goal, in that we both wanted to be less miserable.

        and I am —- less miserable. šŸ™‚

        • Me, too. šŸ™‚

  4. Great quote, agree with PV. xx

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