Friday, June 18, 2010

Daily Motivations 6-18-2010

Friday, June 18, 2010
Today's Gift

We Are Who We Think We Are

How we think about ourselves has an impact on what we do. If we decide that we are less of a person because we have an illness, then we may not fulfill our potential. If we decide our illness will consume our every thought and action for the rest of our lives, then it probably will. If we decide that we will always be a victim and our life will bring us nothing but misfortune, then our life may just turn out that way.

On the other hand, if we begin to believe positive things about ourselves, eventually our outlook on life will become positive as well. When we believe that we are lovable, that we can cope with our illness, and that we are no less of a person because of it, then this is what shall be. We can change who we are by changing who we believe ourselves to be.

Today, do I remind myself of my abilities, my choices, and my opportunities?

Thought for the Day

My attitude and perspective can make life more positive and joyful.

You are reading from the book:

A Restful Mind by Mark Allen Zabawa

Twenty-Four Hours A Day

Keep It Simple

If you tell the truth, you don't need to remember anything.---Mark Twain
One thing is a lot easier in life now is this---we can keep our story straight! We are learning that there's one really good way to get along with people. Keep It Simple. Just tell the truth. It's hard to do at first. We might think, "If people see the real me, what will happen?" We might be afraid of what will happen if we don't lie or make excuses. But telling the truth works! We find out we never did fool anyone anyway!

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, make me honest.

Action for the Day: I'll list all the ways honesty will help me in recovery. I'll sign-up to give a meeting on honesty.

One Day At A Time

Home Group

Belonging to a group cultivates a deeper kind of fellowship
which many of us want and all of us need.
Often we need courage, and we catch it from others
who are really working the program.
Often we need to know that others are facing
just our kind of difficulties and opportunities,
and to learn from them how to do something and how not to do it.
- The Home Group: Heartbeat of AA, p.20

Thought to Ponder . . .
We need to share our problems to find our solutions.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O P E =
Hearing Other Peoples' Experience.

Daily Motivation

Get yourself interested
The way to get good is to get interested. The way to get great is to get downright fascinated and passionate.

Imagine being completely intrigued, and so passionate about something that you simply can't get too much of it. When you can do that in some particular field of expertise or endeavor, you can accomplish anything you choose to accomplish in that area.

And how do you do that? How do you bring out that passion and intensity of interest in something?

You immerse yourself in it. You stimulate all your senses with it, focus all your thoughts on it, and open all your emotions to it.

At first, that's an effort, to get yourself to get interested. Yet the more you persist, the more you will truly get into it, and the easier it becomes.

The world will lay reward after reward upon those who live with genuine, passionate interest. Be that person, get yourself interested, build the passion and achieve something truly outstanding.

-- Ralph Marston

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