Monday, October 18, 2010

Daily Motivation 10-18-10

Monday, October 18, 2010
Today's Gift
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years of trying to get other people interested in you. --Dale Carnegie

We wanted friends, but our addiction wanted all our attention. We had no time to be close to others.

Well, stand aside addiction! The program has taught us that others are important. Our purpose is to help others. People have become what's important to us.

Now we listen to others. We help them do what they want to do, not what we want them to do. We help people instead of use them. Friendship is now a way of life. And another promise of the program becomes a part of us.

Prayer for the Day

Higher Power, help me to know that I'm here to help others, not just myself. Through others, I find myself.

Today's Action

Today I'll help someone in the way he or she wants to be helped.

You are reading from the book:

Keep It Simple by Anonymous

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
Every child is an artist. The problem is remain an artist once your grow up.---Pablo Picasso
We each have colorful ideas waiting to be shared. We’re alive inside. But do we let this side of us show? Our disease stole much of the child like openness. Many of us were taught that growing up meant denying the child within us. Many of us grew up in homes where it wasn’t safe to act alive and creative. Whatever the reason, it’s time to claim the child, the artist, in each of us. Each of our programs is different, and each has its artistic touch. When we tell our stories, we share our life. And our lives are unique and alive. The more alive we become, the more color we bring to others and ourselves. Let’s not be afraid to add color to our lives.
Prayer for the Day:  Higher Power, help me claim the child inside of me. Joy is choice. Help me choose it.
Action for the Day:  Today, I’ll work at not hiding myself from others. I’ll be alive, and I’ll greet everyone I meet with the openness of a child.


One Day At A Time

I learned to accept myself as a fallible human being.
I do not have to strive for perfection.
Mistakes are permissible. I have the right to be wrong.
And what comfort that thought is to me, as I make my bemused way through life,
one foot in a bucket, pushing on a door marked "Pull."
- The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 2], pp. 167-168

Thought to Ponder . . .
It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes
and to make amends for them.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
S W A T =
Surrender, Willingness, Acceptance, Trust.
Daily Motivation
Happiness within
Happiness is first found within. But that doesn't mean it must stay there.
Feel the happiness that springs from your own beautiful essence. Then multiply that happiness by sharing it far beyond you.
The beauty of life is in your ability to see it and appreciate it and find joy in it. Allow your own happiness and you make the world a happy and beautiful place.
Don't waste your effort searching for a reason to be happy. Don't conjure up excuses that give you permission to avoid your own happiness.
Just let go of your resistance and let that happiness be. Feel how good it feels, and tap into the positive, effective power that comes from feeling so right.
Delight in the happiness within as you allow it to flow out from you. And let life experience itself in a new and beautiful way.
-- Ralph Marston

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