June 19, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Sunday, June 19, 2016

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

Freedom is like taking a bath – you have to keep doing it every day!
 — Flo Kennedy

Nothing stands still. Change is the law of life. We may sometimes feel that our personal gains have to be won over and over again. But looked at from another perspective, that’s not so: our solid personal gains are the ones that no one and nothing can take away from us.

They are tools for continued growth. Jobs, lovers, houses may change, but serenity and freedom of spirit are within our power to achieve – to maintain – or to give away.

Freedom means choice — our choice of what we do with our bodies, our money, our lives. If we decline to choose, the choice will be made for us. If we don’t use or claim our freedom, we are giving it away. Our lives need our active, creative participation every moment.

Like bathing, I must daily exercise my freedom. No one can do it for me.

You are reading from the book:

The Promise of a New Day by Karen Casey and Martha Vanceburg

The Promise of a New Day by Karen Casey & Martha Vanceburg. © 1983, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation

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