Monday, May 15, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
–Isaac B. Singer
We all know men and women who are too often critical and negative. Sometimes we, too, are these people. And when we fall into this trap of negativity, our life becomes unnecessarily complicated.
Any behavior we commit to practicing regularly is strengthened, whether it’s positive or negative. It benefits us then to practice developing and holding a positive outlook rather than a negative one. Making the decision, each day, to quiet our mind, clearing it of negative expectations, is not a mysterious or difficult undertaking. It is rather an opportunity to influence in meaningful ways the many experiences we’re destined to have.
We’re empowered by claiming responsibility for how we perceive and respond to our opportunities, and thus for whom we are becoming.
I will look at today as a day full of promise with hope and gladness in my heart.
You are reading from the book:
In God’s Care by Karen Casey. © 1991 by Hazelden Foundation