|"When people make changes in their lives in a certain area, they may
start by changing the way they talk about that subject, how they act
about it, their attitude toward it, or an underlying decision concerning
it."--Jean Illsley Clarke|
|Acting "as if" is powerful. It leads the way to a changed attitude, a
changed woman. If we are self-conscious in crowds and fearful about
meeting new people and yet act poised and extend our hands in
friendship, we'll not only behave in a new way, but feel good about it,
too. Each act we take in this way brings us closer to the person we are
behaving like. Each positive change we make builds our self-esteem.
Realizing that through our own actions we are becoming the kind of
person we admire gives us the strength, in fact, encourage in the world
separate me from my sobriety?
|Meditation for the Day |
|I know that my new life will not be immune from difficulties, but I will
have peace even in difficulties. I know that serenity is the result of
faithful, trusting acceptance of God's will, even in the midst of
difficulties. Saint Paul said: "Our light afflictions, which are but for a
moment, work for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory."
|Prayer for the Day|
I pray that I may welcome difficulties. I pray that they may test my
strength and build my character.
|This meditation comes from the book|
Each Day a New Beginning by Karen Casey copyright 1982, 1991
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