Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Daily Motivation 4-20-10

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Today's Gift

There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening, we shall hear the right word. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perhaps it was only yesterday or the day before that we doubted our value to society, or to our family or friends. We often lose our direction. That's normal and consistent with the human condition. However, the length of time we spend floundering, uncertain of ourselves, is proportionate to the time it takes us to acknowledge the guide within. We need not be lost or full of doubt for long.

Going within ourselves may not be a spontaneous reaction for many of us, but we can learn to respond in this way. And when we're open to the inner urging and willing to follow it, we'll discover the benefits. All that's asked of us is the decision to listen.

I can quiet my thoughts today, long enough to sense the necessary direction to take. I can be certain the guidance is right.
You are reading from the book:

The Promise of a New Day by Karen Casey and Martha Vanceburg

Twenty-Four Hours d Day
Keep It Simple

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.---Fontenelle
Our disease is sometimes call the disease of “always wanting more.”
We push ourselves to get as much pleasure as we could. If one was good , two was better.
We didn’t see that what we were lacking was faith.
At times in recovery, we still crave “more.”
We must pay attention to these cravings. When we have a craving, maybe we’re scared, and our Higher Power is trying to tell us that, if we have faith, we’ll be taken care of. Perhaps our Higher Power just has a message of love for us. All we need to do is listen. It may be that this is only “more” we really need.

Prayer for the Day: I pray to see my as spiritual needs. I pray to turn to my Higher Power instead of to alcohol or other drugs.

Action for the Day: Today, I’ll think about how much recovery has given me. I will share this with a friend and with my Higher Power.

One Day At A Time


The verdict of the ages is that faith means courage.
All men of faith have courage. They trust their Higher Power.
We never apologize for our Higher Power.
Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, what He can do.
We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention
to what He would have us be.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 68

Thought to ponder . . .
Faith is our greatest gift; its sharing with others our greatest responsibility.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F A I T H =
Finding Answers In The Heart.

Daily Motivation

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