Monday, Sept. 5, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
One day at a time – this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone. . .
— Ida Scott Taylor
It’s not always easy to understand that the day stretching before us is all that counts. Daydreaming about the party last week, or getting upset all over again about a fight we had yesterday with a friend doesn’t help us right now. When our minds are on the past, we miss out on the conversation or the activity that is going on around us.
Every moment of the day is special and guaranteed to help us grow and understand life. All of us have been taught to pay attention in school or when others talk to us. But we should also pay attention to the birds, the sky, even the grass. And we can learn a lot by paying attention to the conversations going on around us and to the small voice inside us that helps us know right from wrong.
What’s going on today is enough to pay attention to.
Am I ready to pay attention to what is around me today?
You are reading from the book:
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