Monday, January 17, 2011

Daily Motivation 1-17-11

Monday, January 17, 2011
Today's Gift
Celebrate who you are
Today, celebrate who you are. Yes, you have much in common with other people. But you're also uniquely you.
Grab a piece of paper and something to write with. Now write down:
1. A lesson that you have learned in life.
2. A talent that you have, no matter how quirky.
3. Your favorite meal.
4. The name of a friend who respects and likes you for who you are.
5. An activity that you enjoy.
Now, pick up the phone and call your friend. Invite him or her to a celebration with you. Do the activity that you enjoy – go for a walk, go to a ballgame, sit at home and watch videos, whatever you like to do. Then prepare your favorite meal or go to a restaurant and have them prepare it. Show your friend your talent – remember this person likes and respects you for who you are. So if you can balance e a ping pong ball on the tip of your nose, go ahead and do that. Show him or her how good you are. Talk to your friend about the lessons you have learned, and invite him or her to share a lesson learned from you.
Instead of fussing and worrying about how different you are, be grateful that you're unique.
Celebrate being you.
God, thanks for me, too.

You are reading from the book:

More Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
The reality is that changes are coming....they must come. You must share in bring them.
--John Hersey
Change. It's scary. It's hard. It's needed. Sometimes it feels bad. But one thing is for sure: it keeps on happening. Just when our life seems settled, it changes. We can't stop life. We can't stay this age forever. The world changes. Life moves on. There are always new things to do and learn. Changes means we're always beginners in some ways. We need to ask for wisdom and courage. We get it by listening, by praying, by meditating. When we ask, our Higher Power will teach us to be part of good changes.

Prayer for the Day:  Higher Power, help me believe that Your plans call for good changes.
Action for the Day:  Today I'll think about the changes in my life. I've lived through a lot. I'll be okay when more changes come, with my Higer Power's help. I can keep on growing.

One Day At A Time
First Things First
This is strictly a matter of survival for us.
We have learned that alcoholism is a killer disease,
leading to death in a large number of ways. . .
When we view alcoholism as the life-or-death matter it is, the answer is plain.
If we do not save our health -- our lives -- then certainly we will have no family,
no job, and no friends.
- Living Sober, p. 32

Thought to Ponder . . .
Keep your sobriety first to make it last.

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

Daily Motivation
Unique voice
You are a unique voice. Use that voice to say what you truly mean, to express who you really are.

The value in your life comes from your desire to live it in your own special way. Feel the substance of those deeply held desires, and give them life in each moment.
The most meaningful and helpful gifts you can give to others come from your own unique perspective.
Celebrate and joyfully give life to that perspective in new and creative ways each day.
Within you there is immense and unique value. Don't be ashamed or afraid to let it flow out from you, for it can brighten and enhance every circumstance.
If others choose to place negative judgments on you, that's their problem, not yours. Keep right on expressing your own special perspective, and you cannot help but create impressive, exceptional value.
Sing your own songs with your own distinct voice, and give the beauty of your joyful, creative self to each moment. Let your very own light shine brilliantly today, and every day, on all of life.
-- Ralph Marston

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