Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 19, 2017 - Readings in Recovery: Today's Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Today's thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Celebrate your life and hear your spirit sing.
 
-- Elisabeth L.


"What's to celebrate?" some people ask. We all get our fill of the cynics. Their negativity can weigh down our spirits. But we don't have to let them control how we see our lives or theirs. To keep our own perceptions positive, it helps to detach from the naysayers. We will improve our chances if we consciously focus on gratitude for even the tiny blessings rather than on whatever might be wrong.

Becoming grateful is the strongest, safest means of feeling good now that we are abstinent. Not only does it readily alter our mood, but it changes our perspective on every detail of our lives. To be thankful rather than "thankless" is a small price to pay for unqualified happiness coupled with serenity.

We've all known people who radiate a singing spirit. They love life, themselves, and others. We seek out their company. We can be like those people for the travelers sharing our journey. Let's do it!

I will practice gratitude today and be a blessing in everyone's life.
You are reading from the book:
A Woman's Spirit by Karen Casey. © 1994 by Hazelden Foundation