Juy 24, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Friday, July 24, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

No day is like any other day. Isn’t that interesting? And you never know what the next day will bring, and that’s exciting.
 — Alpha English

Alpha has not lost her zest for life. Although nearly ninety, she nurtures a young mind and a wise heart. Her attitude influences those around her too, making them fortunate people indeed. We have the capacity to bring only joy to those around us, too, What’s the key? Perspective.

The eyes with which we view our circumstances take charge of the day. What may look scary to someone else, such as giving a talk at the book club or playing bridge with a new partner, may actually excite us. Or the reverse may be true. The important lesson is, if others can look ahead with glad anticipation, so can we. They have not been endowed with any qualities that we can’t acquire.

Most of us were too busy in our youth to pursue all the activities that interested us. Now is our time. We’ll discover we have enough time to journey in any direction that calls to us if we have cultivated an eager attitude.

I am embarking on a special mission today. I pray to look upon the experiences with a glad heart.

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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