Nov. 19, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery.
 — Anne Frank

Acknowledging our gratitude for the blessings in our life releases the happiness that we sometimes keep hidden within our heart. And happiness can be contagious. We all know people who are always bubbly, who always look on the bright side of events, who genuinely inspire happiness in us when we’re around them. We, too, can serve as a catalyst for happiness in the lives of others.

Knowing that we’re never left alone to solve any problem or handle any situation relieves us of much of the anxiety that crowds out happiness. Having God as a constant companion, and having faith that we are moving toward the best outcome for the present circumstance, makes happiness a far more frequent visitor in our life. Happiness becomes habitual when we keep our focus on God as our play’s director, the source for all our decisions.

I will share happiness and my faith in God with others today.

You are reading from the book:

In God’s Care by Karen Casey

In God’s Care by Karen Casey. © 1991 by Hazelden Foundation

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