Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Mental health, like dandruff, crops up when you least expect it. —Robin Worthington
We're responsible for the effort but not the outcome. Frequently, a single problem or many problems overwhelm us. We may feel crazy, unable to cope and certain that we have made no progress throughout this period. We perhaps felt strong, secure, on top of things last week, or yesterday.
We will again tomorrow, or maybe today. When we least expect it, our efforts pay off - quietly, perhaps subtly, sometimes loudly - a good belly laugh may signal a glimmer of our mental health.
No one achieves an absolute state of total mental health. To be human is to have doubts and fears. The good days will increase in number.
Meeting a friend, asking for a raise, resolving a conflict with my spouse, or friend, will be handled more easily, when I least expect it. Looking forward with hope, not backward, is my best effort-today.
From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey©
No wonder over lives are coming together! No wonder we feel more peace, harmony, and happiness!
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me remember the best harmony comes when I sing from Your songbook.
Action for the Day: Today, I'll make choices that are in line with who I am.
Small miracles keep offering new opportunities
just when I need change and growth.
New friends have shown me hidden truths in those sayings
that I once found so shallow.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 542
Thought to Ponder . . .
A friend is one who sees through you and still enjoys the view.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H E A R T = Healing, Enjoying, And Recovering Together
Your own very best way
The way to know how is to know why. The best way for you to do something is the way you devise, based on your own particular purpose and your own particular set of resources.
Certainly there are very specific methods and techniques that you can learn from others, and that will help you greatly. However, to achieve the result you envision, you must be the person to design and manage the process.
Others can help you with the tactics. It’s your job to devise and carry out the strategy.
How do you achieve your dream when there are so many obstacles in your path? By taking responsibility for answering that question, you take true ownership of the dream.
Others can inspire you, encourage you, instruct you and advise you. However, it’s your dream, and it’s your immensely satisfying and fulfilling job to find a way of bringing it to life.
Feel the authentic desire, know you can, and you will find your own very best way. Follow your heart, and you won’t have to follow anyone else’s instructions.
— Ralph Marston