Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Daily Motivation 6-15-10

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Today's Gift

For many years I was so flexible I didn't know who I was, and now that I'm discovering who I am, I think, "OK, I know where I stand on that issue. Now on to the next one." But I have to remind myself that all issues are interrelated--no one is separate. —Kathleen Casey Theisen

Today flows from yesterday, the day before, the day before that. Tomorrow repeats the pattern. What we are given on any one day will have its beginning in the past and its finale in the future. No incident is isolated entirely; no issue is self-contained.

Maturity is being able to let go of outgrown attitudes, stifling opinions, no matter how good and right they were at one time. Our egos often get too attached to some of our opinions, and new ideas can't filter in. Some will try to get our attention today. We are ready for new growth. The choice not to hamper it is ours to make.

The opinions we held certain yesterday may not be adequate to the problems of today. They need not be. They served us well. They are not for naught.

Today's issues need today's fresh responses. I will be unafraid. Today flows from yesterday, the day before, and the day before that. Tomorrow follows suit.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

He who laughs, last.---Mary Pettibone Poole
It feels good to laugh again! Our disease took away our sense of humor. Recovery gives it back. That's why there's so much laughter at our meetings. By seeing the funny side of things, we ease up.
A person in treatment was talking about the Higher Power he had come to believe in. The counselor asked, “Does God have a sense of humor?" The group had fun talking about this idea for a while. The next day, the counselor came to work and found a note on her door. It read: “Of course God has a sense of humor. He made you, didn't He? Laughter helps us heal.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me ease up today. Let me see the funny side of things.

Action for the Day: I'll let myself laugh today.

One Day At A Time

Recovery First
Are you really placing recovery first,
or are you making it contingent upon either people, places, or circumstances?
You may find it ever so much better to face the music right where you are now,
and, with the help of the AA program, win through.
Before you make a decision, weigh it in these terms.
- As Bill Sees It, p.251

Thought to Ponder . . .
The Program was a dazzling gem being dangled before my eyes.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A B C =
Accept, Begin, Continue.

Daily Motivation

Beyond reason
It's completely reasonable to get discouraged when things are not going your way. And yet, as reasonable as it may be, getting discouraged and staying discouraged won't do you any good.

Fortunately, you don't always have to be reasonable. You can choose to meet every setback not with discouragement, but with hope and positive passion and enthusiasm for moving forward.

There's always a next step that you can take, so take it. Sure, that next step may not work out, and yet it is infinitely better than giving up.

Life's greatest successes will often defy reason. Even when there is no logical, reasonable way, there is a way.

Your mind and its reasoning ability are amazingly powerful. And yet, there is more to life than just reason.

When you must, go beyond reason and feel the positive driving passion of your purpose. Feel the passion, persist through every challenge, and bring your dream to life.

-- Ralph Marston

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