Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Enjoying the Good Days
Good feelings can become a habitual part of our life. There is absolutely no virtue in the unnecessary suffering many of us have felt for much of our life. We don’t have to allow others to make us miserable, and we don’t have to make ourselves miserable.
A good day does not have to be the “calm before the storm.” That’s an old way of thinking we learned in dysfunctional systems. In recovery, a good day or a good feeling doesn’t mean we’re in denial. We don’t have to wreck our good times by obsessively searching for or creating a problem.
Enjoying our good days doesn’t mean we’re being disloyal to loved ones who are having problems. We don’t have to make ourselves feel guilty because other people aren’t having a good day. We don’t have to make ourselves miserable to be like them. They can have their day and their feelings; we can have ours.
A good feeling is to be enjoyed. More than we can imagine, good days are ours for the asking.
Today, I will let myself enjoy what is good. I don’t have to wreck my good day or good feeling; I don’t have to let others spoil it either.
You are reading from the book:
The Language of Letting Go © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation