One of the prohibitions many of us learned in childhood is the unspoken
rule; don’t have fun and enjoy life. This rule creates martyrs – people who
will not let themselves embrace the pleasures of day-to-day living.
Many of us associated suffering with some sort of sainthood. . Now, we
associate it with codependency. We can go through the day making ourselves
feel anxious, guilty, miserable, and deprived. Or we can allow ourselves to
go through that same day feeling good. In recovery, we eventually learn the
choice is ours.
There is much to be enjoyed each day, and it is okay to feel good. We can
let ourselves enjoy our tasks. We can learn to relax without guilt. We can
even learn to have fun.
Work at learning to have fun. Apply yourself with dedication to learning
enjoyment. Work as hard at learning to have fun as you did at feeling
Our work will pay off. Fun will become fun. Life will become worth living.
And each day, well find many pleasures to be enjoyed.
Today, I will let myself enjoy life as I go through my day.