Duty – Day 2

September 11, 2018

Of course you’re feeling grumpy. You’re about to do something you’d rather not do. But once you get done feeling irritable, could you try to be a little lighthearted about it? Maybe there will be a pleasant surprise when you do that task you dread doing.

If nothing else, think about how good you will feel when it’s done.

Application: We may dislike some of our personal duties, but ignoring them will only leave us feeling worse. Often these duties are part of a larger goal that we desire, such as spiritual growth, a good credit rating, a healthy relationship, or a new job. But usually duty runs even deeper than that. Responding to the call of duty is essential for self-worth.

From the book: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact

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In addiction and recovery circles, Melody Beattie is a household name. She is the best-selling author of numerous books.

One of Melody's more recent titles is The Grief Club, which was published in 2006. This inspirational book gives the reader an inside look at the miraculous phenomenon that occurs after loss--the being welcomed into a new "club" of sorts, a circle of people who have lived through similar grief and pain, whether it be the loss of a child, a spouse, a career, or even one's youth.

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