I am going to choose to do one thing today that I can find pleasant. I will keep a list of things that I do for myself that I can always have at hand something that I like to do.
“You can’t please everybody. I wasn’t taking care of myself, so that I contributed to my depression but I will live the best I know how. But I will never deliberately hurt anyone else but I am going to take care of me too.”
CLARIFICATION OF MY THOUGHT/ A REFLECTION
I am discovering over time that I was the one responsible for my sadness. I have come to accept the reality and the truth that I am the one who is causing the depression and that I need to learn the different ways to get out of the depression. In the past, I had always been willing to crawl along in life but now I am learning how to stand up for myself and begin to recover my true self and be my best self now that I have all the tools. The tools that I am now using, the Twelve Steps, are freeing me up for a life with hope instead of despair and dread.
In the past, my life was filled with hurt and pain. In fact, the hurt goes back so far that I can’t even remember why I hurt so much. All I know now is that I want to choose to feel good. Just like Bill W., a co-founder of A.A., I do have the belief that someday my days of fear, anxiety and dread will be a thing of the past.
MY MEDITATION FOR TODAY
God of hope and serenity, let us just live in your peace today. We want to absorb each and all your messages of hope for our soul and spirit. We are waiting on you. We are listening to your voice so that we might learn the best way to take godly care of ourselves.”
SOURCE: Copyright(c) HIGHER THOUGHTS FOR DOWN DAYS: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of 12 step fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.
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