Thursday, December 9, 2010

Daily Motivations 12-9-10

Thursday, December 9, 2010
Today's Gift

To do nothing is failure. To try, and in the trying you make some mistakes and then you make some positive changes as a result of those mistakes, is to learn and to grow and to blossom. —Darlene Larson Jenks

Life is a process, one that is continuously changing. And with each change, we are offered unexpected opportunities for growth. Change is what fosters our development as women. It encourages us to risk new behavior and may even result in some mistakes. Fortunately, no mistakes can seriously hinder us. In fact, most mistakes give us an additional opportunity to learn.

Where we stand today is far removed from our position last year, or even last week. Each and every moment offers us new input that influences any decision from this moment forward. The process that we're participating in guarantees our growth as long as we remain conscious of our opportunities and willingly respond to them. We can be glad that the life process is, in fact, never static. always moving, always inviting us to participate fully.

I will have the courage to make a mistake today. It's a promise of growth.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©


Twenty-Four Hours A Day
Walk In Dry Places
Good judgment.
All of our lives, many of us had to deal with "tempests in a teapot."  These were minor problems that we somehow magnified until they became disasters. Some of us also took refuge in the bottle when faced with problems. Remembering this with some guilt, we may feel a responsibility today to deal with every problem efficiently and promptly. This feeling might also create unnecessary anxiety.  We can easily get to the heart of such matters by asking ourselves, "How Important is it?"  We might be making something far more important than it really is.

The importance of problems is revealed by our inability to remember what was upsetting us a week ago.  Asking, "How important is it?" can be a useful test to avoid excessive worrying about any problem.
Action for the Day: I'll take a responsibility attitude today, but I'll watch myself for a tendency to go to pieces over things that really aren't important in the long run.

One Day At A Time
Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms
deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 47

Thought to Ponder . . .
What are you coming to believe? Belief is a continuing action.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A B C =
Acceptance, Belief, Change.


Daily Motivation
Choose again
You have chosen every thought, every feeling, every response and every action. Now you have the opportunity to choose again.
If you're completely satisfied with where you are, keep making the same choices that have brought you here. If you prefer to experience more valuable, fulfilling results, then make more positive, appropriate choices.
Any outcome is within your power to create because any choice is within your power to make. The priorities you choose determine the realities you get.
Every moment of every day you are exerting a powerful and effective influence on your world. Whether that influence is positive or negative depends entirely on the choices you make.
Not only can you choose, you can learn from what you choose and continually improve the quality of your choices as you make more and more of them. Because you're able to learn and adapt, nothing you truly desire is out of your reach.
So look deep within and become familiar with your most authentic desires. Then commit to making the choices that will fulfill every one of them.
-- Ralph Marston

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