Friday, July 8, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Time spent attempting to change others affords little time for personal change.
— Georgette Vickstrom
We must be willing to change or we wouldn’t be reading these words right now. However, being willing to change is often easier than doing it. One of the biggest changes most of us need to make is learning to let others be who they are, regardless of who we want them to be. Most of us think our lives would be far smoother and more productive if only other people lived up to our standards. How wrong we are!
If we could change others as we wish, we would live far less enlightened lives. In fact, we discover opportunities for personal development in our interactions with the men and women who frustrate us so. The irony is that we wish they’d change, but if they did, we wouldn’t experience the growth we deserve.
I will enhance my growth today by letting others be who they are and working on myself.
You are reading from the book:
A Woman’s Spirit by Karen Casey. © 1994 by Hazelden Foundation