Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
. . . concern should drive us into action and not into depression.
— Karen Horney
If a situation in our lives causes concern, be it mild disgruntlement or serious frustration, we should understand that our concern indicates that we need to act responsibly. Events that attract our attention need our action.
Our actions can take many forms. Occasionally we will be called upon to take charge of a situation. More often, offering emotional support to another is all that’s needed. Perhaps most frequently, our prayers are enough.
There is always a proper response to any circumstance that causes us concern. If we choose no response, our inaction will only heighten our concern and preoccupation will hinder the day’s activities.
My actions today should reflect my concerns and be appropriate to the need.
You are reading from the book:
The Promise of a New Day by Karen Casey & Martha Vanceburg. © 1983, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation