All posts by Melody Beattie

Gratitude – Day 6

December 10, 2016

Gratitude feeds on itself. It breeds acceptance. It turns what we have into enough, and more. Gratitude Focus: We can keep saying thank you, even when we don’t mean it.…

Gratitude – Day 5

December 09, 2016

Gratitude isn’t a tool to manipulate the universe or God. It’s a way to acknowledge our faith that everything happens for a reason even if we don’t know what that…

Gratitude – Day 4

December 08, 2016

A friend called in a cynical mood. He was disgusted with his job and his less-than-ideal house. “I want you to do something,” I said. “Practice being grateful for everything…

Gratitude – Day 3

December 07, 2016

Gratitude isn’t denial. We can practice gratitude without denying how we feel. Sometimes we do need to change the circumstances in our lives. But we usually can’t do that until…

Gratitude – Day 2

December 06, 2016

“But you don’t know my circumstances. That won’t work for me. I don’t have it as good as other people. You should see my life. It’s a mess.” Religious leaders,…

Choosing Positive Affirmations for Recovery

December 06, 2016

One of our choices in recovery is choosing what we want to think—using our mental energy positively. Positive mental energy, positive thinking, does not mean we think unrealistically or revert…

Gratitude – Day 1

December 05, 2016

“My relationship is on the rocks. My finances could be a lot better. And this house I live in, well it’s the worst. Wouldn’t I be happier somewhere else? Let…

Fulfillment

December 04, 2016

“Everything I need shall be provided today. Everything.” Say it, until you believe it. Say it at the beginning of the day. Say it throughout the day. Sometimes, it helps…

Neutralize conflicts

December 03, 2016

Unless you want a fight or an argument, don’t give people anything to push against. Here is a key to harmonizing with people who are upset or have a point…

Peace

December 02, 2016

Anxiety is often our first reaction to conflict, problems, or even our own fears. In those moments, detaching and getting peaceful may seem disloyal or apathetic. We think: If I…