Friday, July 1, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Yesterday is over
It is a fact of life that what is old dies to make way for what is new. Endings are often painful – we mourn the death of a relationship, we regret leaving a familiar neighborhood, we don’t like to say good-bye.
Endings, though, give us the chance to begin again. A new friend comes in to fill the empty space left when an old friend moves away. A new school, a new job, a new season of the year – these are fresh starts that evolve from what has gone before.
We need not fear the inevitable endings in our lives. Daily, we are renewed. Our bodies produce new cells continually. When we are going through an ending, we may not be able to see the new beginning that lies beyond, but we can trust it will be there for us when we are ready. We can welcome the new opportunities that each day brings and consider them gifts from the Higher Power that is with us to guide us through each end and each beginning.
I will let yesterday end so that today can begin.
You are reading from the book:
This book is now out of print and no longer available to purchase. Inner Harvest by Elisabeth L. © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation