Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have wholehearted enthusiasm.
Life offers little if we sit passively in the midst of activity. Involvement is a prerequisite if we are to grow. For our lives’ purposes we need enthusiasm; we need enthusiasm in order to greet the day expectantly. When we look toward the day with anticipation, we are open to all the possibilities for action.
We must respond to our possibilities if we are to mature emotionally and recover spiritually. Idly observing life from the sidelines guarantees no development beyond our present level. We begin to change once we start living up to our commitment to the program – its possibilities and our purpose – and it’s that change, many days over, that moves us beyond the negative, passive outlook of days gone by.
The program has offered us something to believe in. We are no longer the people we were. So much more have we become! Each day’s worth of recovery carries us closer to fulfilling our purpose in life.
I believe in recovery, my own; when I believe in success, I’ll find it. There is magic in believing.
You are reading from the book:
Each Day a New Beginning by Karen Casey
Each Day a New Beginning by Karen Casey. Copyright 1982, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation. 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.