Jan. 1, 2015 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Celebrate who you are

Today, celebrate who you are. Yes, you have much in common with other people. But you’re also uniquely you.

Grab a piece of paper and something to write with. Now write down:

1. A lesson that you have learned in life. 
2. A talent that you have, no matter how quirky.
3. Your favorite meal.
4. The name of a friend who respects and likes you for who you are. 
5. An activity that you enjoy.

Now, pick up the phone and call your friend. Invite him or her to a celebration with you. Do the activity that you enjoy – go for a walk, go to a ballgame, sit at home and watch videos, whatever you like to do. Then prepare your favorite meal or go to a restaurant and have them prepare it. Show your friend your talent – remember this person likes and respects you for who you are. So if you can balance e a ping pong ball on the tip of your nose, go ahead and do that. Show him or her how good you are. Talk to your friend about the lessons you have learned, and invite him or her to share a lesson learned from you.

Instead of fussing and worrying about how different you are, be grateful that you’re unique.

Celebrate being you.

God, thanks for me, too.

You are reading from the book:

More Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

More Language of Letting Go © 2000 by Melody Beattie

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