It’s definitely Spring. Here in Kentucky, USA, everything is suddenly turning green. The tulips, the daffodils, jonquils and the trees are all budding.
“Spring can only start in my mind and today I want to be a beautiful flower. I will visualize myself growing tall and bright and filled with God’s most beautiful colors. Go out and smell the roses. Don’t get stuck in the prison of your grey colored depression.
“One of the reasons I am depressed is because I have made this an absolute belief of mine, namely., “Since bad things happened to me in the past and only bad things will happen to me in the future.” Dorothy Rowe
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
Now that I am working on myself and admitting that I have work to do, beginning some house cleaning on myself, I am beginning to hope and see a light at the end of the tunnel. I also believe that I will begin to feel better the more I attend my Depressed Anonymous meetings and /or work my Home Study Program of Depressed Anonymous. I also will be attentive to how other people in the 12 Step program are working out their healing, one day, one hour at a time..
The future is now. The future is where I live right now. The future now is the yesterday tomorrow. I am making my future now.
I no longer believe that only bad things will happen to me in the future, because now I hear how people who once were ready to give up on life now speak of how they have found a hope in the fellowship of Depressed Anonymous and are getting better, one day at as time.
God, please help us live up to our belief that each day we will get better as we live only in today and not in the fears and anxious moments of a tomorrow that may never come.”
Personal comments please.
SOURCE: Copyright(c) Higher Thoughts for Down Days: 365 Daily Thoughts and Meditations for members of Twelve Step Fellowships. (1993, 1999). Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. March 21. Page 58.