Affirmation for July 2, 2009: Abraham Lincoln

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. ~Abraham Lincoln  16th president of US (1809 - 1865)   I've decided to have a happy day. I hope you will too!   Doug       Remember, you can also receive DailyStrength updates by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

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I\'m with you on that idea!
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Abraham was a man before his time. How could he have possibly known that which is as true today as back then? I disagree with him though when he says most folks, it is indeed ALL folks, without exception.
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Amen, Brother! :)
msgrace
msgrace

So true, Doug. Thanks for sharing! I\'m going to have a wonderful day too.
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I totally agree with this quote.
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It\'s a weird day for the Hamster, I have felt something ominous has had me feeling uncomfortable all day.
I went out for some sun today, knowing I\'ll be going to the ocean in a few weeks. I felt very alone. I came home and responded to a post on DS, then I was listening to some music. I realized that 20 years ago today, I met my husband. He was a Drug Addict and still a loving person. He died of his addictions, and for the last 13 years, I\'ve been alone. A moment of dark thought fell upon me, and then I realized just how far my life has come. That I now have a choice to make myself happy. Maybe I should be depressed, or have deep sadness, but I won\'t. I\'ll take responsibility for my life One Day At A Time. I\'ll go out and watch some Fireworks tonight, and be a single person amongst thousands. I do it for myself, and to make me happy, not for melancholy torsion of the past. I do it for the good side of life, the side that even though \"he\" was an addict, he was a loving human being.
The side that Daily Strength.org helps each of us everyday in our recovery.
Thanks, Doug.
Have a great Independence Day!
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hi,this is my first visit,since joining,and i must say,this site is truly INSPIRATIONAL, KUDOS to you,Doug....and A BIG BUNCH OF HUGS.....Ditto on everyone\'s comments.....NAMASTE.....yours,in prayer,
Sunshinelle.......
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Amen! Attitude is everything:)