Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
— Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Reflecting on the past reveals that indeed we do find the strength and the ability to cope with whatever experience ripples our calm. Moreover, we have come to accept that these tides of turmoil wash in new awarenesses, heightened perceptions, and measurable calm.
Tragedies are guaranteed to trigger first pain, then perceptible growth, and finally, tranquility. Over and over again we pass through these stages that are designed to nurture our fuller development as healthy human beings. Over and over we see that the tough times teach us what we’re ready to learn.
We can look to the day ahead fully expecting to be strengthened enough to handle whatever we’ve been readied to experience. Nothing will present itself that can’t be coped with.
Today I can be certain of growing. I will meet the challenges in unison with my inner strength.
You are reading from the book:
The Promise of a New Day by Karen Casey & Martha Vanceburg. © 1983, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation