You feel the way you do right now because of the thoughts you are thinking at this moment. —David D. Burns
Good thoughts are like bright colors in a painting. Negative thoughts are dark and dreary and drab. Each day we paint pictures of our own lives with our thoughts. If we step back and look at the canvas, we will see whether the picture is alive with bright colors or dreary and lifeless like a dark cloud. Our thoughts have the power to bring joy or sadness our way, depending on what we expect or look for in our surroundings. The choice of how we want our lives to be is ours. Since we paint a new picture each day, we are always free to change things when they don't please us. What better time than the present?
Is there something in my life I'd like to change today?
From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
No Need for Envy___Overcoming Envy
We would be unusual people if we did not suffer from the common feeling of envy. Quite often, we are envious of people who surpass us in some activity or who threaten our self-esteem in some way. Even if we are high achievers in spite of our drinking and using, we might envy people who appear to be rivaling or overtaking us.
in licking my other personal problems . . .
I felt I had every right to be self-confident, that it would be only a matter of
exercising my will power and keeping on guard.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 40
Thought to Ponder . . .
When we try to control our drinking or using, we have already lost control.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
I S M = I Sabotage Myself.