Monday, 21 January 2019

ONE DAY AT A TIME #essentialsofrecovery


Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
~ Zig Ziglar 
I came into Twelve Step meetings after descending into a well of negative thinking. It was a vicious cycle, one I wasn’t even aware of for the longest time. My negative thinking fostered many resentments, hurts and binges. Once I became aware of this and started to work on changing my destructive thinking, I discovered that letting in just one negative thought opened the door to more negative thinking.

Then one day in a meeting I heard a longtimer say that negative thinking attracted negative (thinking and actions) and positive thinking attracted positive (thinking and actions). That made sense with what I was experiencing. As I walked out of that meeting, I determined that I would do everything I could to keep all my thoughts positive in order to attract more positives to my life.

It worked! The more positive I could keep my thoughts, the better I felt about everything, and the more good things happened to me. My general attitude soared. When a bad thing happened (and they do happen) I found good things about it and focused on the good. Many many times I discovered that the “bad” thing had actually been a new good direction in disguise.

Positive attracts positive. Negative attracts negative. I’d rather attract positive.

One Day at a Time . . .

I will remember to turn to the program to help maintain my peace and serenity, especially through the bad times.

Rhonda ~
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