Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Daily Motivation 11-2-10

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Today's Gift
For no actual process happens twice; only we meet the same sort of occasion again. —Suzanne K. Langer

Today is not going to be like yesterday. Nor will it resemble tomorrow. Each day is special and promises us many new ideas - perhaps the chance to make a friend, or to learn something interesting from a teacher or a book. Some activities today will be familiar, just like playing a game for the second, third, or tenth time is familiar. And yet, the way each player moves the pieces around the board will be different. The excitement about today is that it is full of surprises. Every thing we do, every conversation we have, will not be repeated in just the same way again, and this reminds us how special each of us is.

What new discovery will I make today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple
Words are the voice of the heart.---Confucius

What does my heart have to say today? Am I happy ? Or I’m I troubled? We will find this out if we slow down and listen to our words. We can also hear our spirit in the tone of our words. We are to meditate.

Meditation is about slowing down so we can hear what our spirit is trying to tell us. Meditation is listening. Our spirit is but a quiet whisper inside us. To hear we must quiet ourselves.

Slowing down allows us to find our center. As we find our center we find our spirit and our Higher Power. Do I take the time needed to slow myself down? Do I take the time ot listen---to listen to my heart?

Prayer for the Day:  Higher Power, teach me to slow down. Teach me to hear Your whisper as well as Your yells.

Action for the Day:  Today, I will take a half hour to slow down and listen. I will find a place to relax and listen to my heart and my words. 


One Day At A Time
Emotional Sobriety
If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we will find at the root of it
some unhealthy dependency and its consequent unhealthy demand.
Let us, with God's help, continually surrender these hobbling demands.
Then we can be set free to live and love;
we may then be able to Twelfth Step ourselves and others into emotional sobriety.
- The Language of the Heart, p. 238

Thought to Ponder . . .
Sobriety is a journey, not a destination.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
S T E P S =
Solutions To Every Problem in Sobriety.
Daily Motivation
Guaranteed success
No one else can guarantee that you will be successful or fulfilled in your life. And that's what makes success and fulfillment so desirable.
If you wish to experience life's true richness, you must make your own way toward it. Others can lead you and guide you and encourage you, yet no one can do it for you.
You are blessed with the magnificent opportunity to express what it means to be alive in your own unique way. The fulfillment of that opportunity, by very definition, must come from you.
The real meaning of accomplishment is not what you get. Accomplishment has value because of what you put into it.
Though no one else can guarantee your success, you can guarantee it by making the commitment to do whatever you must do. You can guarantee it with your intention, your focus, your action and your persistence.
Today, tomorrow, in any place, whatever the situation, you can make a difference, for your own life, and for your world. Grab that opportunity, make the most of it every chance you get, and you'll guarantee your own success.
-- Ralph Marston

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