Sept. 5, 2017 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness.
 — Spanish proverb

How happy we are right now may hinge on dinnertime – whether it is just before or just after. It may also depend on whether we are examining ourselves to see if we are happy or not. There’s nothing like a little introspection to convince us of the futility of life. Just asking the question, “Am I happy?” is enough to put us into a blue mood.

Moments of happiness, like creative thoughts, pass before us all the time. If we want to enjoy them, it’s up to us to reach out and take them when they appear. The opportunities are boundless, and they all come dressed up like other people. No one has ever been happy for long in isolation. We are not, by nature, solitary creatures. God gave us people to be with. And as an incentive to be kind to one another, God made each of us a source of happiness for others.

If there’s anybody around, I won’t have to look far for happiness today.

You are reading from the book:

In God’s Care by Karen Casey

In God’s Care by Karen Casey. © 1991 by Hazelden Foundation

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