Sept. 14, 2018 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

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

Living or waiting?

What is the real secret of living 24 hours at a time? Isn’t it really a matter of feeling completely comfortable in the present rather than believing that happiness depends on something in the future?

Whatever our situation today, it’s something we must live through and deal with effectively. We may be overlooking many wonderful things in our present life simply because we believe we need some exciting experience that can only come later on.

We also might be overlooking present opportunities because we’re spending too much time in the past. The past, whether it was good or bad, is beyond our control.

Our mission is to live effectively and happily today. We can do this best when we realize that yesterday and tomorrow don’t really exist – today is all we can be sure of.

I’ll live today in the present, handling every problem as well as I can and enjoying every experience that comes to me.

You are reading from the book:

Walk in Dry Places by Mel B.

Walk in Dry Places by Mel B. © 1996 by Hazelden Foundation

 

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