Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.” ― Nicholas Sparks
Making Life Easier. Life doesn't have to be hard.
Yes, there are times we need to endure, struggle through, and rely on our survival skills. But we don't have to make life, growth, recovery, change, or our day-to-day affairs that hard all the time.
Having life be that hard is a remnant of our martyrdom, a leftover from old ways of thinking, feeling, and believing. We are worthy, even when life isn't that hard. Our value and worth are not determined by how hard we struggle.
If we're making it that hard, we may be making it harder than it needs to be, said one woman. Learn to let things happen easily and naturally. Learn to let events, and our participation in them, fall into place. It can be easy now. Easier than it has been. We can go with the flow, take the world off our shoulders, and let our Higher Power ease us into where we need to be.
Today, I will stop struggling so hard. I will let go of my belief that life has to be hard. I will replace it with a belief that I can walk this journey in ease and peace. And sometimes, it can actually be fun.
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©
It's hard to do at first. We might think, "If people see the real me, what will happen?" We might be afraid of what will happen if we don't lie or make excuses. But telling the truth works! We find out we never did fool anyone anyway!
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, make me honest.
To Stay Here, you must know where you are
before you can know where you are going.
You must seek before you can find,
and you must ask before you really learn to seek.
It takes humility to ask, patience to wait for the answer,
and faith that the answer will come.
- Came To Believe . . ., p. 114
Thought to Ponder . . .
Live each day with a little less fear and a little more faith.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
S I T = Stay In Today
The more you enjoy, the more you accomplish. Truly enjoy every moment, and you create a positive momentum that is unstoppable.
It is not success that brings happiness. It is happiness that brings success.
Enjoy life, however it may be, and you open yourself to the very best possibilities. The more sincerely thankful you are for what you have, the more value there is in it.
Let yourself enjoy yourself, your life, your world and all the people in it. Enjoy, and the awesome power of gratitude comes easily and naturally.
Reality is what it is, and yet you can always choose how to respond to it. Respond more and more with enthusiastic enjoyment, and watch that reality steadily improve.
Life is yours and it is beautiful on this day, in this place. Enjoy, and make it even better.
— Ralph Marston