Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
Who in my life will make me happy?
Do I look to others when I’m feeling discouraged, sad, or lonely? Do I want someone to help me feel better?
I hold within myself the ability to be happy. I don’t have to put expectations on others to make me feel loved or special. I don’t have to look for a new relationship to be happy. I can find it within me. When I try to be happy because of other people, it means they have the power to take my happiness away. When I make myself happy, I’m the one in control of my emotions.
Today I will remember that I’m the one who’s responsible for my happiness, not someone else. I don’t have to look for someone else to fix my low self-esteem or attitude. Even though I can be upset by some people or feel happy when I’m with others, I’m the one who’s creating these feelings because I have the ability to do so.
The only person who makes me feel a certain way is me.
You are reading from the book:
Time to Fly Free by Judith R. Smith
Time to Fly Free © 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 permission of Hazelden.