Melody Beattie (1948~) American author, journalist

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A relationship doesn't begin our life; a relationship doesn't become our life. A relationship is a continuation of life. (Beyond Codependency) - Melody Beattie
From labour health, from health contentment springs. - Melody Beattie
Live your life fom your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls. - Melody Beattie
Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don't. - Melody Beattie
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melody Beattie
Furthermore, worrying about people and problems doesn't help. It doesn't solve problems, it doesn't help other people, and it doesn't help us. It is wasted energy. - Melody Beattie
A man went to Istanbul, his first visit there. On his way to a business meeting, this man lost his way. He began raging at himself for getting lost, until a realization allowed him to transcend his ire. 'How can I be lost? I've never been here before?' - Melody Beattie
We decided that sooner or later you had to learn to live without almost everybody, at least for a while. Even people you didn't think you could live without. - Melody Beattie
The lesson I was learning involved the idea that I could feel compassion for people without acting on it. (Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time) - Melody Beattie
I trust so much in the power of the heart and the soul; I know that the answer to what we need to do next is in our own hearts. All we have to do is listen, then take that one step further and trust what we hear. We will be taught what we need to learn. - 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. - Melody Beattie