Sweet Surrender – Day 6

January 06, 2018

It’s kind of nice to know we’re not in this thing alone.

Gratitude Focus: Instead of beating our head against the wall, let’s practice gratitude for all the situations that are irritating us—exactly as they are. Thank God we’re not in control and that there’s a plan other than ours. If we can’t bring ourselves to practice or express gratitude for the circumstance, then we can at least practice gratitude for how we’re feeling about it. The idea is to move from resistance to serenity.

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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