Life and Recovery


I have learned to be less negative and more positive.  I used to take a negative view of almost everything.  Most people, in my estimation, were bluffing.  There seemed to be very little good in the world, but lots of hypocrisy and sham.  People could not be trusted.  They would ‘take you’ if they could.  All churchgoers were partly hypocrites.  It seemed I should take everything ‘with a grain of salt.’  That was my general attitude toward life.  Now I am more positive.  I believe in people and in their capabilities.  There is much love and truth and honesty in the world.  I try not to run people down.  Life now seems worthwhile, and it is good to live.  Am I less negative and more positive?


Think of God as a Great Friend and try to realize the wonder of that friendship.  When you give God; not only worship, obedience, and allegiance, but also close companionship, then He becomes your friend, even as you are His.  You can feel that He and you are working together.  He can do things for you, and you can do things for Him.  Your prayers become more real to you when you feel that God counts on your friendship, and you count on His.


I pray that I may think of God as my Friend.  I pray that I may feel that I am working for Him and with Him

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