Friday, November 12, 2010

Daily Motivations 11-12-2010

Friday, November 12, 2010
Today's Gift

Reflection for the Day

One of the best ways to get out of the self-pity trap is to do some "instant bookkeeping." For every entry of misery on the debit side of our ledger, we can surely find a blessing to mark on the credit side: the health we enjoy, the illnesses we don't have, the friends who love us and who allow us to love them, a clean and sober 24 hours, a good day's work. If we but try, we can easily list a whole string of credits that will far outweigh the debit entries which cause self-pity. Is my emotional balance on the credit side today?

Today I Pray

May I learn to sort out my debits and credits and add it all up. May I list my several blessings on the credit side. May my ledger show me, when all is totaled, a fat fund of good things to draw on.

Today I Will Remember

I have blessings in my savings. 


You are reading from the book:

A Day at a Time (Softcover) by Anonymous


Twenty-Four Hours A Day
Keep It Simple
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.

We addicts often learn things the hard way. In the past, we found it very hard to take advice from anyone. It’s still hard to take advice, but it’s getting easier every day. We know now that we can’t handle everything in life by ourselves. We’ve come to believe there is help of us. And we’re learning to ask for help and advice. Sometimes we don’t like the advice we get. We don’t have to use it. But if it comes from people who love and understand us, we can try to listen. Write it down. Think about it. It may make sense another day.
Prayer for the Day:  Higher Power, please work through people who love me. I need your advice. Help me listen to it.

Action for the Day:  I will make notes to myself, writing down things that seem important. I will read them once in a while.


One Day At A Time
None of us can ever fathom the glories and the uncharted regions of the universe.
But we can live on earth and love one another.
We can let in the beginnings of concern, compassion, consideration,
and watch ourselves grow. With the tools and guideposts of AA,
we can learn a little of this precious gift -- our gateway to human spirituality.
- Came To Believe . . ., p. 120

Thought to Ponder . . .
The Three C's -- Concern, Compassion, Consideration.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Always Alive.

Daily Motivation
The opportunity of your life
You have opportunity right now, on this very day, that you'll never have again. Are you going to let it pass you by, or are you going to make full and valuable use of it?
The moments that make up this day are moments you can use to solve problems, to develop more effective ways of doing things, and to create value. The moments that make up this day are moments you can be using right now to move your life forward.
Look around you. See and appreciate what a magnificent world you live in and what a tremendous opportunity you have to make a difference.
Within you are dreams that long to be brought to life. Within you is real, substantive, unique value that deserves to be fully expressed and experienced.
With joy in your heart and enthusiasm in your actions, get up right now and get busy living the best of those dreams. There are dozens of creative, productive, life-enhancing things you can do, so focus on the first one and get busy.
The opportunity of your life is here. Live it with all you have.
-- Ralph Marston

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