Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
— Clare Boothe Luce
Resentments are guaranteed to hinder our growth. We can never know full happiness when resentment clouds our vision. Why is it so hard for us to “forget” the small injuries of life? We have never been promised freedom from pain. Many of the lessons we are destined to learn will scuff our egos. But we will know happiness, completely, if we free our minds of resentments.
The formula for happiness is simple. We don’t need material wealth, a perfect job, or an exceptional relationship. In fact, it’s possible to know happiness with no job, very little money, and no significant other. Happiness is a by-product of a healthy attitude. And a healthy attitude is one that takes the normal turmoil of life and mixes it with a belief in God’s presence. The result is an acceptance of God’s will and a certainty that, in spite of appearances, all is well.
I am in charge of my attitude today. Happiness is a choice I can make regardless of what the people around me are doing.
You are reading from the book:
A Woman’s Spirit by Karen Casey. © 1994 by Hazelden Foundation