I am gaining, day by day, a new and hopeful attitude about my life…

A Higher Thought just for today

“Strangely, I feel as if I have been incredibly lucky. Logically, I don’t believe in luck. I believe that people make their own lives what they are, but still feel so lucky to have been involved in a group which gave me the opportunity, and incentive, to start to make changes in my life. To understand why I am so angry, why I have been  so self-critical and self-destructing. Understanding why you feel as you do opens the gate for the even harder struggle of changing what you do.” (7)


Making changes is part of making a life. If I choose to stay mired in the deep pit of depression, I can choose that. I have this as an option. But, if I want to choose and risk changing myself, I have the option of working to construct a different way of looking at my world. Just by changing my attitude about my life and the direction where I want it to go. I can make the hard changes. I want to change my attitude. I will now want to listen to those who have been in recovery for months/and or years and listen to their hopeful attitudes and how they are feeling better now that they are living one day at a time, and no longer fearful that their old nemesis, the sadness, will sneak up and change everything back to the way it was.

I can only change myself. I will try always and keep the focus on how I need to change, not how others around me need to change..


God, we are always heartened and healed by the group. Please guide us and let us be led to that healing community of those persons who are struggling to find the serenity that you promise to those who do your will. “Fear not, for I am always with you.”

SOURCE: Copyright(c) Higher Thoughts for Down Days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for all members of 12 Step fellowship groups. (1993, 1999) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. Page 43. February 27.

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