Friday, February 11, 2011

Daily Motivation 2-11-11

Friday, February 11, 2011
Today's Gift
Do, or do not. There is no "try."
--Yoda, in The Empire Strikes Back

Trying is what we do when we aren't willing to make a commitment. We say, "I'll try," when our heart isn't ready to give a full effort. It's what we say when we can't admit that our resolve is wimpy. And it's the lie that will defeat us.

Some challenges we face can't be conquered simply by saying, "I will do it." But we can choose to do something that will help. We can't move the mountain but we can pick up some rocks. We can engage with the problem and get to know it better. Every action we take leads somewhere and sets us up for the next action. We even learn from our mistakes and that moves us closer to achieving our goal.

Today I will not just "try"; I will do something to move toward my goal.

You are reading from the book:

Wisdom to Know by Anonymous


Twenty-Four Hours A Day
Keep It Simple

We are always the same age inside.---Gertrude Stein
Deep inside, we each have a child's spirit. We still have many of the feelings we had when we were young. Some of us have a hurting child inside. There's sadness, fear, or anger that hasn't gone away. We're still lonely, no matter how many people care about us. Our inner child needs special help to heal. We can be good parents to our inner child. We do this by being gentle and caring with ourselves. In time, this child can be a happy center in our hearts.
Prayer for the Day:  Higher Power, please heal the child inside of me a little more each day. Help my inner child be alive, free, and full of joy.

Action for the Day:  Right now, I'll close my eyes for a minute. I'll think kind thoughts about myself. Than I'll say out loud, "Inner child, I love you. I'll take good care of you." I'll do this two more times today.


One Day At A Time

At heart we had all been abnormally fearful.
It mattered little whether we sat on the shore of life
drinking ourselves into forgetfulness
or had plunged in recklessly and willfully beyond our depth and ability.
The result was the same -- all of us had nearly perished in a sea of alcohol.
But today, in well-matured AA's, these distorted drives
have been restored to something like their true purpose and direction.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, pp. 123-124
Thought to Ponder . . .
Situations I fear are rarely as bad as the fear itself.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F E A R =
Forgetting Everything's All Right.

Daily Motivation
All for the best
Whatever has happened, accept that it is for the best. Feel the freedom of not having to fight against the

Sure, you could place judgments on past events and wish they had happened differently. And all that judging and wishing would do nothing except waste your time and energy.
Simply accept that what has already happened is indeed for the best. Then get busy making it so.
Choose to fully appreciate what you have right now to work with, no matter how it may have arrived. Know that there is real value in your present circumstance, and you'll find that value and be able to build on it.
Often, an outstanding opportunity will make its first appearance in the form of a heartbreaking disappointment. By accepting that the disappointment is for the best, you gain entrance to the full power of the opportunity.
All that has happened is for the best. With it you can fashion your own unique greatness.
-- Ralph Marston

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