Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
Words that do not match deeds are not important.
We say we want to get out of debt. We say we need more money. We say we need a higher-paying job. We say we’re going to stop gambling. We say we’re going to take better care of our health. We say we’re going to pay someone back. We say we’re going to start a spending plan. We say we’re going to start recording our expenses. All of this and more we say we’ll do someday.
With the new year approaching, we commit to doing the positive things we say we’re going to do, regardless of how tiresome, boring, or painful they may be. When we really don’t want to go ahead with it – whatever it may be – we remind ourselves of the commitment we made. We write it down. We fulfill our commitment. In doing so, we affirm that we really can have or do what we say. We feel better about ourselves, and others find us trustworthy and honorable. We create integrity.
You are reading from the book:
Letting Go of Debt by Karen Casanova
Letting Go of Debt. Copyright 2000 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.