Thank-you very much for taking the time to write such an extensive response. I really appreciate it.
I understand the distinctions you make - and understand the necessity of baby steps in the concrete thinking approach.
I will take what you have said - and attempt to apply it - although with a depressed mindset you can imagine that optimism is not my knee jerk response....or even my long, thoughtfully analyzed response!!

In any case...what you are saying makes sense - and again I really appreciate the time and effort you put in to respond to my comments.