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June 30, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift form Hazelden

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Doing nothing, that hurts you.
 — John Arnold

Doing nothing as a steady diet would wear thin after a while, but doing nothing once in a while is good therapy. We need to let our minds and bodies rest. Being always booked for an activity gives us too little time for reflection about our lives. We have come a long way. Taking the time to appreciate that during our quiet spaces will enhance our self-perception.

Not a one of us has had an unsuccessful life. We may not have accomplished every goal we’ve set for ourselves but we can believe that we did what really needed to be done by us. There has been a divine plan at work even though we were unaware of it. The same continues to be true. We will be nudged to pursue hobbies or volunteer activities or jobs if that’s the plan for us. This certainly takes the guesswork out of our lives. It makes us know we are pretty special, too.

I’ll do whatever calls to me today. As long as it’s not something that will hurt another person, it will be right.

You are reading from the book:

Keepers of the Wisdom by Karen Casey

Keepers of the Wisdom © 1996 by Karen Casey

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