Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Daily Motivations 12-29-10

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Today's Gift
The years teach us much, which the days never knew. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

We don’t need to know everything today, and so we don’t. We don’t know why some people act the way they do, or why we are addicts when others aren’t. All we need to know today is what to do to preserve sobriety for this day. This means doing the small things we need to do right now.

We live life from moment to moment, and we can be grateful for that. There is nothing too hard to do for this moment only. We are clean and sober this moment, and so we are growing. As we live our day fully today, we will find no part of it bigger than the moment it occupies.

Today let me live life the best I can by staying in the present.

You are reading from the book:

Our Best Days by Nancy Hull-Mast


Twenty-Four Hours A Day
Walk In Dry Places
Right Action
Maturity means principles
A principle is sometimes defined as a fundamental guide to action. The more mature we become, the more likely it is that we'll work from principles rather than blind feelings. The principles outlined in the Twelve Steps are good guide for mature living. They call for honesty in motive, fair and considerate treatment of others, and reliance on our Higher Power throughout each day.

As we continue on such a path, we will outgrow the childish selfishness and reactions that were so destructive in our old lives. We will be viewed by others as mature, responsible, reliable people. We also grow into maturity by acting according to sound principles even when we don't always feel like it. Whatever our feelings might be at any given moment, we can choose actions that are sound and constructive.
Action for the Day: Whatever my feelings might be from moment to moment, I"ll act according to the best principles today. I know this is a part of growing up.

One Day At A Time
The effect was electric. There was a sense of victory,
followed by such a peace and serenity as I had never known.
There was utter confidence. I felt lifted up,
as though the great clean wind of a mountain top blew through and through.
God comes to most people gradually,
but His impact on me was sudden and profound.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 14

Thought to Ponder . . .
No Higher Power, no peace --- know Higher Power, know peace.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
G R A C E =
Gently Releasing All Conscious Expectations.


Daily Motivation
While you're in this moment
While you have this day, fill it with life. While you're in this moment, give it your own special meaning and purpose and joy.
Instead of complaining about what could have been, tap into the richness of what is. Instead of worrying about what might or might not happen someday, enjoy fully the beauty of this day.
You are where you are, at this moment, in this place. Simply by choosing to, you can be completely at peace with it all.
And from a peaceful perspective of gratitude and acceptance, you can do truly great things. You can make this time right now the most fulfilling time you've ever known.
As you pass through this day, take in all the unique value it has to offer. The richness in your life all comes to you one moment at a time.
Everything that is, is now for you to live. Make it beautiful and meaningful and memorable in your own unique way.
-- Ralph Marston

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