~ THE PRESENT MOMENT ~
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How simple it is to see that we can only
be happy now, and there will never be a
time when it is not now.
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During my many years of life as an
compulsive eater, I thought happiness
was something that was the privilege of
other people. I could not imagine that
happiness would be a part of my
life. All I really wanted was to lose
My issues with food and weight colored
everything else. I always thought the
biggest weight I carried was physical in
nature. When I accepted the fact that I
have a disease, and the weight I carried
was physical, emotional and spiritual,
my life began to change immeasurably. As
I took the Steps to recovery, I began to
experience healing on all three
levels. I began to see life differently,
and to live life in a whole new way.
Before recovery, I could not see the
precious moment of the present. My eyes
were focused on regret of the past, and
fear of the future. I totally missed the
complete joy of each present
moment. Recovery has helped me to clear
up weight I carried from my past, and to
eliminate my fear of the future;
replacing fear with faith. As I live in
recovery, I can choose to be present in
each moment, and enjoy the wonder and
delight that is the gift of life.
ONE DAY AT A TIME . . .
I choose to live in the present moment ... and to embrace the happiness found there.