I can do things that I never did before. Liquor took away my initiative and my ambition. I
couldn’t get up the steam to start anything. I let things slide. When I was drunk, I was too
inert to even comb my hair. Now I can sit down and do something. I can write letters that
need to be written, I can make telephone calls that should be made. I can work in my
garden. I can pursue my hobbies. I have the urge to create something, that creative urge
that was completely stifled by alcohol. Have I recovered my initiative?
Meditation For The Day
“In Thy presence is fullness of joy. At Thy right hand are pleasures forever.” We cannot
find true happiness by looking for it. Seeking pleasure does not bring happiness in the long
run, only disillusionment. Do not seek to have this fullness of joy by seeking pleasure. It
cannot be done that way. Happiness is a by-product of living the right kind of life. True
happiness comes as a result of living in all respects the way you believe God wants you to
live, with regard to your self and to other people.
Prayer For The Day
I pray that I may not always seek pleasure as a goal. I pray that I may be content with the
happiness that comes when I do the right thing.