Monday, September 15, 2014
You are the hero of your life.
Each of us plays the starring role in the drama that is our life. We co-create the script, along with our Higher Power. Sometimes we forget our lines, and so we improvise as best we can. We are heroes, each of us, as we move through the events of the day, refining our character and using our gifts to shape the action of every scene.
We can each be a hero in the drama of life. To the casual observer, what we do and say may not appear to be at all heroic. But we - as insiders who are only too well acquainted with our individual limitations - can appreciate and applaud a difficult decision or action.
When we accept our role in life, when we pledge to use our energies to do the best we can, and when we rely on our Higher Power for guidance and support, we will be well on our way.
I can be a hero today, even if it doesn't show.
From the book Inner Harvest by Elisabeth L.
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
What brave people we are! We have chosen life. Okay, maybe we had a
little push, maybe a big push from our family, police, or the pain of our disease.
But still, we’ve chosen recovery. We choose daily to let our Higher Power run
our lives. What trust! What faith! What courage!
We work hard at recovery. We do our meditate. We look for ways to serve others.
Each one of us is building a miracle. We can be proud of this.
Prayer for the Day: I pray that I’ll have the courage to love myself. High Power,
teach me to pat myself on the back when I deserve it.
Action for the Day: I will list three ways I am brave in recovery and share them with my someone.
One Day At A Time
Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you.
At the start, this was all we needed to commence spiritual growth,
to effect our first conscious contact with our Higher Power as we understood Them.
Afterward, we found ourselves accepting things which then seemed entirely out of reach.
That was growth, but if we wished to grow we had to begin somewhere.
So we used our own conception, however limited it was.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 47
Thought to Ponder . . .
Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional, growing spiritually is up to me.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
G R O W T H = God Reveals Other Ways To Heal
Though it is not your fault, make it your responsibility. Though it is not your job, make it your responsibility.
Responsibility is yours for the taking. When you do choose to take it, what you get are expanded options, greater opportunities and more positive possibilities.
Responsibility makes good things possible. Responsibility enables you to make a difference.
Responsibility is not easy, not convenient, and often not very comfortable. Yet if you are to make something positive and meaningful out of the situation, responsibility is absolutely necessary.
It may not seem fair to have to take responsibility for circumstances you didn’t create. However, by doing so you gain the control that enables you to move forward.
Responsibility is there for you to take. Take responsibility and with it, create something great.
— Ralph Marston