From Each Day A New Beginning, November 12:
“Our minds mold who we become. Our thoughts not only contribute to our achievements, they determine the posture of our lives. How very powerful they are. Fortunately we have the power to think the thoughts new choose, which means our lives will unfold much as we expect…
Our minds prepare us for success. They also prepare us for failure if we let our thoughts become negative.”
I’ve seen so clearly in my own life how sadness and negative posturing can cripple us and keep us from moving forward. There’s just no percentage in clinging to our pain. If there were, I’d happily wear it as a cloak for all to see. But it doesn’t. It just keeps me from my own capacity for joy.
We’re all in the same boat here. Addiction and its consequences have stolen much from our lives. But recovery from it has brought into sharper focus all that it has left me in its wake. I’m left now with gratitude for all the blessings in my life. At this time of year, let’s all celebrate something to be thankful for. And try to remain positive and hopeful about the future.
Remember: “Thoughts become things; choose the good ones.”