All posts by Melody Beattie

Work Histories

September 21, 2017

Just as we have relationship histories, most of us have work histories. Just as we have a present circumstance to accept and deal with in our relationship life, we have…

Calm yourself first

September 20, 2017

Calm yourself. Many incidents will come to pass in our lives. Sometimes, things happen to get our attention, to point the next lesson out, to help guide us along our…

The Good Feelings

September 19, 2017

Let yourself feel the good feelings too. Yes, sometimes good feelings can be as distracting as the painful, more difficult ones. Yes, good feelings can be anxiety producing to those…

Relax and face the truth

September 18, 2017

Sometimes, we have to face things we’d rather not see. That person we’ve been dating just isn’t someone who is good for us. Our spouse isn’t just a social drinker;…

One Day at a Time – Day 7

September 17, 2017

We can climb the highest mountains and navigate the darkest valleys. We can do anything. Just not all at once. Prayer: Teach me how to go anywhere—at least wherever you…

One Day at a Time – Day 6

September 16, 2017

Thank God for the ability to break life down into days. Gratitude Focus: We can start and end each day by being grateful for everything that happened in it and…

One Day at a Time – Day 5

September 15, 2017

Let go of the fear. Feel it, then breathe it out. Let go of the frustration, the overwhelmed feelings, the panic. Quiet yourself. Then pick one task, one simple thing…

One Day at a Time – Day 4

September 14, 2017

It’s easy to look at all the tasks and unsolved problems and feel so pressured that we get paralyzed and don’t get anything done. It takes discipline to gather in…

One Day at a Time – Day 3

September 13, 2017

“Are you always this happy?” I asked my favorite clerk at the grocery store. “I am today,” he said. Doing anything forever—even being happy—can seem like too much. The good…

One Day at a Time – Day 2

September 12, 2017

“One day at a time” isn’t a value I acquired because I wanted to. I had to. Now I apply it because I want to. Application: Sailing through life? Falling…