Enjoying the Good Days

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Enjoying the Good Days

Enjoying the Good Days

"Good feelings can become a habitual part of our life. There is absolutely no virtue in the unnecessary suffering many of us have felt for much of our life. We don't have to allow others to make us miserable, and we don't have to make ourselves miserable.

"A good day does not have to be the "calm before the storm." That's an old way of thinking we learned in dysfunctional systems. In recovery, a good day or a good feeling doesn't mean we're in denial. We don't have to wreck our good times by obsessively searching for or creating a problem.

"Enjoying our good days doesn't mean we're being disloyal to loved ones who are having problems. We don't have to make ourselves feel guilty because other people aren't having a good day. We don't have to make ourselves miserable to be like them. They can have their day and their feelings; we can have ours.

"A good feeling is to be enjoyed. More than we can imagine, good days are ours for the asking.

"Today, I will let myself enjoy what is good. I don't have to wreck my good day or good feeling; I don't have to let others spoil it either."

You are reading from the book:

The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

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Sheesh, Beattie has my

Sheesh, Beattie has my number. For the past 6 months or more I frequently remind myself that "It's okay to be happy, Annie." It's true, and I can get in the habit of being happy, just like I unwittingly got in the habit of being unhappy.

Acceptance. When I am disturbed, it is because a person, place, thing, or situation is unacceptable to me. I find no serenity until I accept my life as being exactly the way it is meant to be. Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.  Acknowledge the problem, but live the solution!

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Spot on with this one.  I

Spot on with this one. I am so used to being treated badly and feeling badly about myself that it often feels like something is wrong if I feel good or am happy. I'm learning to get over that, but I'm not there yet...

When you're going through hell...keep going. --Winston Churchill There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still --Corrie ten Boom

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Don't worry, be happy. 

Don't worry, be happy. :D I used to hear that song all the time and felt like I was faking being happy. Lately I've inklings of happiness! It's so nice.

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