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Thought for the day — 12/07/2018

“The world is full of people looking for spectacular
happiness while they snub contentment.”
~ Doug Larson

Thought for the day 11/13-14/17

“Don’t allow yourself to be heard any longer complaining about…life, not even with your own ears!”

Marcus Aurelius, ‘Meditations’, 8.9

“The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors.”

Tenzin Gyatso (The real Dalai Lama)

Thoughts…

smileyThe essence of a belief is the establishment of a habit.  
Have I come to believe yet?

Addiction is trading away the future to feel better today.  
How did that work out for me?

If my addictions had made me happy, I wouldn’t be in recovery.  
Do I find myself surprised at some of the things that make me happy now?

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven”  ~ John Milton, Paradise Lost
How is my head treating me today?  How am I treating my head?

Do You Want To Be Right, Or Would You Rather Be Happy?

Resentments are the poison that we drink, and then wait for the other person to die.
– Anonymous

Some of the truest words you’ll ever read.

Think about it.  Think about that terrible thing that (insert name here) did to you back in the long-ago.  Think about how bad it made you feel.  Think about how you’d like to get back at (**),  how you’d like to tell them off in words that would make them shrivel and leave them with nothing at all to say.

How often do those thoughts come into your head?  Once a week?  Once a day? Continue reading