Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Reflection for the Day
In the old days, I saw everything in terms of forever. Endless hours were spent rehashing old mistakes. I tried to take comfort in the forlorn hope that tomorrow would be “different.” As a result, I lived a fantasy life in which happiness was all but nonexistent. No wonder I rarely smiled and hardly ever laughed aloud. Do I still think in terms of “forever”?
Today I Pray
May I set my goals for the New Year not at the year-long mark, but one day at a time. My traditional New Year’s resolutions have been so grandly stated and so soon broken. Let me not weaken my resolve by stretching it to cover “forever” – or even one long year. May I reapply it firmly each new day. May I learn not to stamp my past mistakes with that indelible word, “forever.” Instead, may each single day in each New Year be freshened by my new-found hope.
Today I Will Remember
Happy New Day.
From the book:
A Day at a Time © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation