Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

— Melody Beattie

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

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Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls.

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Today I will stop trying to control my relationships.

I will participate at a reasonable level and let the other person do the same. I can let go, knowing that the relationship will find its own life-or not-and that I don't have to do all the work, only my share.

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It's so easy to look around and notice what's wrong. It takes practice to see what's right.

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Today I will do something just for the fun of it.

I will find something to do that's just for me and I won't worry about what I should be doing. I will learn how to make myself feel good and enjoy life to the fullest.

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Today I will tell myself that I'm lovable.

Just because some people haven't been able to love me in ways that worked doesn't mean that I'm unlovable. I've had lessons to learn, and some of them have hurt deeply, but I can still love, and I still am loved.

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Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.

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Let go of your expectations. The universe will do what it will. Sometimes your dreams will come true. Sometimes they won't. Sometimes when you let go of a broken dream, another one gently takes its place. Be aware of what is, not what you would like to be, taking place.

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Today I will simply accept. I will relinquish the need to be in resistance to myself and my environment in any way. I will move forward in joy by accepting where I am right now.

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The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.

We can help write that story by setting goals.

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Today I will not wait for someone to come to my aid.

I'm not helpless. Although help may come, I'm my own rescuer. My relationships will dramatically improve when I stop rescuing others and stop expecting others to rescue me.

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About Melody Beattie

Quotes 140 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday 1948

If somebody rejects you or your choices, you are still real, and you are still worth every bit as much as you would be if you had not been rejected.

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Relax, you're on a journey of discovery. Let life reveal itself to you.

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Love yourself just as you are.

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Today I will let go of my need for approval and my need to be liked.

Instead, I will choose to like and approve of myself. The people who count (including me) will respect me when I'm true to who I really am.

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Be patient. Relax and trust. Let go. Then, let go some more.

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

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Quit hanging on to the handrails . . . Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day.

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Today I will refuse to jump into the middle of others' affairs, issues, and relationships. I will trust others to work out their own problems, including the ideas and feelings they want to communicate to each other.

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All endings are inexorably tied to new beginnings.

That's the nature of the journey. It continues to unfold. It builds on itself. It can't help itself from doing that. Cherish the moments, all of them. You have seen and felt much in life so far. But still, the best is yet to come.

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Today I will learn to reject shame. Shame is an overwhelming sense that who I am isn't good enough. I realize that I am good enough, and that my imperfections are part of being human. I let go of shame.

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A man went to Istanbul, his first visit there.

On his way to a business meeting, this man lost his way. He began raging at himself for getting lost, until a realization allowed him to transcend his ire. "How can I be lost? I've never been here before?" pp 104-105

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Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.

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Gratitude isn't a tool to manipulate the universe or God.

It's a way to acknowledge our faith that everything happens for a reason even if we don't know what that reason is. ~Melody Beattie, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact, pg. 34.

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It's easy to see and notice what we like in other people.

Sometimes, it's not as easy to see the attributes and beauty in ourselves. It's good to see the beauty in others. But sometimes, take a moment and get excited when you notice what's beautiful in yourself, too.

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... I've learned that I have many, many soul mates here, and they come to me at the right time and in the right place. They come to help me when I'm lost, and each comes with different sets of lessons for me -- usually, always, my most intense lessons -- the ones my soul came here to learn.

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Make New Year's goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come.

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Choosing to take responsibility for ourselves and for the consequences our choices create looks like hard work, but it really sets us free.

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Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

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Gratitude turns negative energy into positive energy.

There is no situation or circumstance so small or large that it is not susceptible to gratitude's power.

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Going home means getting comfortable being who you are and who your soul really wants to be. There is no strain with that. The strain and tension come when we're not being who our soul wants to be and we're someplace where our soul doesn't feel at home.

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other people maay be there to help us, teach us, guide us aolng our path, But the lesson to be learned is always ours

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Accept yourself. Love yourself just as you are. Your finest work, your best moments, your joy, peace, and healing come when you love yourself. You give a great gift to the world when you do that. You give others permission to do the same: to love themselves. Revel in self love. Roll in it. Bask in it, as you would the sunshine.

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Striving for excellence is a positive quality. Striving for perfection is self-defeating.

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The more we learn to love and respect ourselves, the more we will become attracted to people who will love and respect us and who we can safely love and respect.

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We need to build downtime into our lives, so that we can have solitude without feeling overcome with guilt.

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Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.

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Today I will practice healthy giving, understanding that caretaking and compulsive giving don't work. I choose what I want to give, to whom, when, and how much. It takes time to learn how to give in healthy ways. It takes time to learn to receive. Balance will come.

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Even if the most important person in your world rejects you, you are still real, and you are still okay.

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We don't have to do it any better than we can - ever.

Do our best for the moment, then let it go. If we have to redo it, we can do our best in another moment, later.

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Today I will honor, cherish, and love myself.

When I get confused about what to do, I just have to remember that I need to be true to myself. I will break free of the hold that others-and their expectations-ha ve on me.

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Each life needs its own quiet place.

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Panic is our great enemy.

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You don't blast a heart open," she said. "You coax and nurture it open, like the sun does to a rose.

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Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don't.

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Perspective will come in retrospect.

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There is honor in all work, in all tasks, but take it one step further.

Make what you do a labor of love. Then your work will truly touch and change the world in the way you desire. The work you do, whatever your chosen field, will be work that heals.

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Today, I will focus on having a good relationship with myself.

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