Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Hope is always available to us. When we feel defeated, we need only take a deep breath and say,“Yes,” and hope will reappear.
— Monroe Forester
Coastal redwoods are the planet’s most enduring lifework. A fallen coastal redwood will sprout anew within three weeks. Small trees can endure more than 400 years beneath a closed forest canopy without losing their ability to grow rapidly if and when that canopy is opened.
We can be like that, too. No matter how painful our life may have been, we always have the internal resources to heal and grow into happiness. We now have the strength, insight, and spiritual tools. This combination teaches us that there is no unhappiness too great to be made better. Opening ourselves up to the miracles of recovery, we step from the dark of negativity into the light of possibility and abundance. It doesn’t happen all at once, but it does happen – one day at a time.
Today let me have complete faith that my unhappiness will be removed as I work the steps of my program.
You are reading from the book:
Body, Mind, and Spirit © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation