“You are made to thrive.” ~~Karlee Fain
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” ~~Maya Angelou
“Independence is happiness.” ~~Susan B. Anthony
#3 Happiness is a habit I am developing.
Happiness is created, not waited for.
What does it feel like to thrive in your New Life? To grow, to shine, to flourish? For many women, it is a feeling of freedom that flows through a portal of sobriety and recovery. In our WFS Program booklet, Jean writes, “Happiness never came to me until I learned the secret of making it for myself, of finding an inner glow that somehow made all other things right.”
Alcohol or drugs numb life out and prevent meaningful connection but that is behind us today. Practicing Statement #3 encourages self-reflection which in turn encourages actions towards creating our own happiness without a reliance on what others say or do. This opens an avenue to create depth and meaning.
Just like the above quote from one of our positive and energetic keynote speakers from our WFS Conference, Karlee Fain: Make yourself thrive. This week, challenge yourself to thrive each day. It doesn’t have to be anything dramatic, just small, simple actions. You are creating your happiness, your best self, your contentment. Send a Statement #3 tool that work for you to [email protected] for future use in our Monday Thoughts.
Statement #3 Tool: Identifying and employing boundaries. Knowing what belongs to me and what does not aides in the ability to thrive. For example, in a past, conflicted relationship, I shared exactly what I needed in order to move forward. Essentially, this put the ball in their court. To date, these needs have not been met, yet I feel content and at ease. I stood up for myself and my needs and am no longer exposed to emotional abuse.