Monday, September 20, 2010

Daily Motivation 9-20-10

Monday, September 20, 2010
Today's Gift

Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his uniqueness.
  —Leo Buscaglia

We are each special, which means there is not another person just like ourselves. Nobody looks just like us. Nobody's voice sounds quite like our own. And nobody thinks through a story just like we do.

Each of us has been created for a special purpose. Maybe it's for what we'll teach a friend, or the way we'll help a sister or a brother. Every day will give us chances to offer our special talents to others. Our being alive is God's way of proving that we're important to the family, the neighborhood, and the world.

What important task lies before me today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
---Mark Twain

Sometimes it does no good to try to “deal” with your feelings. For the moment, we’re stuck. We can only see things one way. No matter what anyone says, we’re closed up. For the moment. But this puts our sobriety at risk.

How do we stop self-pity? Focus on someone else. When we really want to help someone else be happy, we'll ask our Higher Power’s help. Then things start to change, because our good deeds come back to us. Remember, service will always keep us sober.

Prayer for the Day:  Higher Power, sometimes I get stuck in my old ways. Help me change my focus at those times. Help me stay sober.

Action for the Day:  I will think of a time when I was stuck in bad feelings. How did I get out of that spot.

One Day At A Time
Cunning, Baffling, Powerful

The point I hope I have made is --
even a man with everything from the material standpoint,
a man with tremendous pride and the willpower to function
in all ordinary circumstances can become an alcoholic
and find himself as hopeless and helpless
as the man who has a multitude of worries and troubles.
- Experience, Strength and Hope, p. 34

Thought to Ponder . . .
Happiness and peace of mind are always here,
open and free to anyone.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F E L L O W S H I P =
Faith, Empathy, Learning, Love, Openness, Wisdom,
Self-worth, Hope, Identification, People.
Daily Motivation
Sparkling reality
In this moment, on this day, there is no reason for bitterness, sadness, regret or anger. For everything that has gone before has brought you to the beautiful and valuable place where you are right now.
In the sparkling reality of today, love and gratitude are no longer mere words or concepts. They are infused throughout your being.
Every breath you take is filled with positive possibility. All around you are choices and options upon which you
can begin your journey to the most profound fulfillment you can imagine.
Yes, there is drama, there are problems and many difficult challenges. Yet your awareness has risen above them all, and from this higher perspective you can find your way through.
Open yourself to the abundance that is already yours. Live so as to transform that abundance into tangible value that fulfills and expresses your unique purpose.
Celebrate the sparkling reality of this wondrous day. Live the richness that is yours right now.
-- Ralph Marston

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