Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
No matter what faces us – an unhappy relationship, a serious operation or illness, a feeling of uselessness or helplessness – it is vital to realize that there is a solution.
We must not expect that the solution to our problem will bring us immediate peace of mind. Focusing our energies and emotions on the answer – not the problem – will, however, alleviate much of the futility and frustration we feel.
A medical doctor, George S. Stevenson, wrote, “The solution may not give you everything you want. Sometimes, it may give you nothing but a chance to start all over again. But whatever little it gives you is much more than you give yourself by letting your emotions tear you apart.”
Today I will focus my energies and emotions on the solution, not the problem. I will allow the solution to flow through me, with the help of my Higher Power, knowing there is a satisfactory answer to my difficulty.
You are reading from the book:
The Reflecting Pond by Liane Cordes
The Reflecting Pond by Liane Cordes. © 1981 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 permission of Hazelden.