Melody Beattie Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old melody beattie quotes, melody beattie sayings, and melody beattie proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.     

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Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.     

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Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.     

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The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.     

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It's hard to give up the self-esteem connected to being codependent and appearing 'right,' which is probably survival behavior learned from growing up in a crazy family. It feels like you will actually disappear.     

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Twelve-step promotes spirituality, not religion. It gives a practical, day-to-day spirituality that tells me what I can and cannot control. There is room to be imperfect and to be someone who struggles to find God.     

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Embrace and love all of yourself - past, present, and future. Forgive yourself quickly and as often as necessary. Encourage yourself. Tell yourself good things about yourself.     

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Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.     

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Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.     

Melody Beattie

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.     

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.     

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The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.     

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Make New Year's goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come.     

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The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.     

Melody Beattie

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.     

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Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.     

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In martial arts, every time you graduate, move to another level, you don't forget everything you've done. You build on it, but it's always there.     

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Beliefs create reality.     

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Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.     

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A codependent person is one who has let another person's behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person's behavior.     

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Codependents are reactionaries. They overreact. They under-react. But rarely do they act. They react to the problems, pains, lives, and behaviors of others. They react to their own problems, pains, and behaviors.     

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Codependency is about normal behaviors taken too far. It's about crossing lines.     

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Be patient. Relax and trust. Let go. Then, let go some more.     

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Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls.     

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Today I will not wait for someone to come to my aid. I'm not helpless. Although help may come, I'm my own rescuer. My relationships will dramatically improve when I stop rescuing others and stop expecting others to rescue me.      

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The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.     

Melody Beattie

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.     

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Know that the discomfort will not be permanent. Do not try to figure out how you shall feel or when you shall feel differently. Instead, trust. Accept today, but do not be limited by it… A new energy is coming. A new feeling is on the way. We cannot predict how it will be by looking at how it was or how it is, because it shall be entirely different.     

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Is our past a mistake? No. The only mistake we can make is mistaking that for the truth.     

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What's a codependent? The answer's easy. They're some of the most loving, caring people I know.     

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