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Attitude Is Everything

Memoir Excerpt:

“When it’s dark enough, you can see the stars.” Charles A. Beard

Over the years in my struggle with Angie and her drug addiction, and certainly at the beginning, I wondered if I would ever run out of tears. They seemed to swim in a bottomless well of grief. But I’ve been fortunate to discover and nurture many spiritual tools that have helped me walk through this nightmare and that have sustained me. Though I’ll never stop grieving for my daughter and missing her, my life gets better when I apply acceptance, gratitude and faith in God’s plan for me. As I’ve learned to “let go and let God,” I’ve freed myself to appreciate all the blessings in my life that are right in front of me. And this is how I cultivate being happy.

2 Comments

  1. Thank you! I needed to hear this.

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    • It’s so easy to say, and so hard to do. Who has the discipline to constantly govern our thoughts and check our attitudes? So often we’re just on automatic pilot. But it’s worth the effort for me. Keeping my perspective healthy helps me stay happy and positive. I want to live well!

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