I can do almost anything to feel better and more alive. All I need to do is believe that I can do it. I want to believe.
“Through the Twelve Step program of recovery, I have been on a journey of transformation from the familiar life of drudgery, gloom and desperation, to discovering a new freedom and a new happiness – something I didn’t know existed.
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
This is the real world, the 12 Step program for healing and gradual abstinence from hiding the pressure that builds from inside and pushes me to want to withdraw and isolate myself. I am more sure today than I was yesterday. The more I work my 12 Step program I feel better. I also believe that the more I begin to take charge of areas of my life, like exercising, getting a hobby, and moving about, the speedier will be my recovery.
From childhood, I had a scarce amount of love and nurturing. I know that I can find the freedom to live and feel differently than I did in the past. Today presents me with a clean slate –a new beginning, if you will. Granted my yesterdays are always there, but my today is what really counts. This is the exciting part of living with hope. Life is a challenge and I need to forgive myself for all my yesterdays and live right now as if it is the first day of my life.
God, make peace and serenity the by-word of our lives and efforts this day. We know that you are here – closer to us than the light in our eyes. We again trust you so that we can live this unpredictable life with hope and trust in you. (Personal comments).
(c) Higher Thoughts for Down Days:365 Daily Thoughts and Meditations for all members of 12 Step fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. KY.