June 18, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

“Thinking,” said the little boy, “is when your mouth stays shut and your head keeps talking to itself.”
 — Arkansas Baptist

We need quiet times in order to develop peace and serenity in our lives. We spend most of our days speaking or being spoken to. It’s important to set aside time to speak to ourselves. We need to speak to ourselves gently and honestly each day. We need to spend quality time with ourselves to keep in touch with who we are and where we’re headed. A diver takes the time for a deep breath and a quiet moment before he jumps, and so it is for us before we jump from one activity to the next. In this way we can honor ourselves and our actions by offering respect for what we’ve just done, and for what we’re about to do.

Today I will have at least one quiet time for myself because I deserve it.

You are reading from the book:

Our Best Days by Nancy Hull-Mast

Our Best Days by Nancy Hull-Mast. © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation

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