Monday, June 7, 2010

Daily Motivation 6-7-10

Monday, June 7, 2009

Today's Gift

Getting angry can sometimes be like leaping into a wonderfully responsive sports car, gunning the motor, taking off at high speed and then discovering the brakes are out of order. --Maggie Scarf

Anger can multiply our difficulties in many situations. All of us can look back and remember times when we only made our problems worse because we stepped on the gas and lost all ability to use the brakes.

Now we are growing into more adulthood. We are learning to manage our feelings and use them well. This doesn't happen overnight. We would do well to recall how energized we have felt when we let our anger fly and how much we loved that energy at the moment. Only later did we face the damage we caused. Saying we are sorry isn't enough: we must also be willing to take on the harder task of changing our behavior. When we accept that we love the power and the energy of our anger and aggression, we can begin to rein it in and take charge of it rather than be ruled by it.

Today I will not indulge in the pleasure of anger allowed to run wild.

You are reading from the book:

Wisdom to Know by Anonymous

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

It's not enough to talk to plants, you also have to listen.---David Bergman

Sometimes, we find ourselves doing all the talking. When this happens, we need to stop, think, and listen.When we do all the talking, we're trying to control what happens. But when we listen, we get better results. No one has to be in control. What a relief! And we're learning to listen better every day. It's great---the care, love, and help we find---just by listening.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me learn the "give-and-take" of talking and listening.

Action for the Day: Today, I'll focus on listening, not only to other people but to my Higher Power's voice.

One Day At A Time


That sense of being different, which had long plagued me, disappeared

when I saw the threads that run through all of us.

Sharing our stories, our feelings,

it is the areas where we are the same that impress me.

The differences are but delightful flourishes on the surface,

like different-colored costumes, and I enjoy them.

But the basic ways we are human, the basic ways we simply are,

stand out to me now. I came to see that we are really one,

and I no longer feel alone. Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 347

Thought to Ponder . . . I am unique, just like everyone else.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .Y A N A = You Are Not Alone.

Daily Motivation

You have life

Even if you have nothing else, you have something more precious than the purest gold, more rare and desirable than the brightest diamond. You have life.

You can sense, you can think and you can reason. You can make decisions and then act on them.

You can make a difference, no matter what. Even if you were to lose everything else, you would still retain the ability to become the person you decide to become and to live in the way you have determined to live.

At times it may seem that the whole world is against you. But that assessment is based on past history, and the past does not equal the future.

That's because you stand solidly in the present. You're able to break free of whatever has happened in the past and to create your future in the way you desire.

Today, in this moment, in this place, you have life, and the countless possibilities it brings. Truly appreciate what you have, and with it you can do spectacular things.

-- Ralph Marston

Ed Negron
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"We can overcome if we change the way we See: See ourselves, See our past, See our possibilities." Daniel Beaty -Emergence See-

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