Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
At the start of this new year, we look back at what has been and we look forward to the future. Our path has been filled with healing and hope. Rewards have come to us each day. Now, looking toward the year ahead, we can’t know much of what will happen, but we can recommit ourselves to our healing and sober path. We can have renewed comfort and optimism that we will not be alone and that we will be able to handle whatever comes our way.
The start of a new year is a good time to make lists of the things we fear, the things we hope for, and the things we are grateful for. These lists serve as a kind of snapshot inventory of our attitude toward the world and our relationship with our Higher Power. They point a direction for us today and for the year ahead. We can put these lists in a safe place until next year when we will bring them out as a reminder of where we were and a measure of how far we’ve come.
Today I once again turn my life and will over to the care of God.
You are reading from the book:
Wisdom to Know © 2005 by Hazelden Foundation