Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
Today I will surrender to that which I cannot control.
Surrender does not mean giving up when I need to be persistent; it means letting go of that which I can’t change. Surrender doesn’t mean I stop trying; it means I try, and then I surrender to the outcome.
If I need to find a place to live, I can look in the paper, on the Internet, in rental or real estate publications. I can ask friends or drive around and look. I can fill out applications, make a good impression, and follow up with phone calls. I can think positively by getting ready to move, asking friends to help, fixing up the place that I’m leaving or imagining where I will put my furniture in a new place. But I will surrender to the outcome by not calling the landlord or real estate agent again and again. I will not repeatedly drive by the place where I hope to live or stop my search when I find a place I like. I will do my part and then surrender to the rest. I can believe and trust that whatever happens is for the best.
What I think I want for myself – and what I may try to force – may not ultimately be in my best interest. I will let go of constantly thinking about and analyzing the situation, and I will surrender to whatever happens, no matter how long it takes.
You are reading from the book:
Time to Fly Free by Judith R. Smith
Time to Fly Free. Copyright 2001 by Judith R. Smith. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of Hazelden.