April 27, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

The person who is bored in the modern world shows that he is in no full sense a member of it.
 — Brand Blanshard

Enthusiasm doesn’t just happen to us. It’s an attitude that is either fostered or hindered by our decisions about what we’ll bring to our experiences from the most mundane to the momentous. This is true either throughout the day at hand or throughout our life. Deciding to be enthusiastic for a project comes easily when we’ve made up our mind to simply enjoy being alive.

Gratitude for the many blessings that recovery has brought even further heightens our enthusiasm for living. We all know people who are bored with their jobs, who withdraw from social involvement. Most of these people have lost touch with their fundamental sense of gratitude for what life has given them.

The power to enjoy life fully, to bring enthusiasm to whatever we do, is within our grasp. In fact, it’s within our own mind.

I’ll be as enthusiastic as I am grateful 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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