Monday, February 14, 2011

Daily Motivation 2-14-11

Monday, February 14, 2011
Today's Gift

Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
—Karl Menninger

Receiving a loving hug from a parent or perhaps a smile from a friend or even a stranger gives us a special feeling inside. We know we are important to others when they show us their love through attention. And we sometimes forget that we matter to others. Family members and friends feel good in the same way when we show them our love. Everyone needs to be loved.

How can we show our love? Must it be through a hug? Doing a favor for someone is loving. Helping around the house or the yard is loving, particularly when we've volunteered our help. Giving an unexpected gift to a friend is a way of showing love. Showing others we care, even when they are angry, is perhaps the nicest of all expressions of love.

What new way can I show someone I care today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
Some things have to be believed to be seen. --Ralph Hodgson
In recovery, we learn to trust. We trust that our Higher Power is on our side. Maybe we can't see our Higher Power , but once we start trusting things change. Step Two says, "Came to believe. . . " Once we come to believe, we start to see our Higher Power working in many ways. We make new program friends. We find new peace. Our family and friends trust us again. Life won't always be fair. We won't get all we want. But we'll find the love and care we need. If we're open to believing in love, the easy times will be easier and the harder times a bit softer. Do I believe in love?
Prayer for the Day:  Higher Power, help me believe, especially when times are hard. Help me not blame You for the hard times.
Action for the Day:  I will write what I believe the program and my Higher Power want for me.



One Day At A Time
Love will teach us values in life. It shows us that the things that count in life
are never held in the hand but always in the heart.
And people who are loving always live in the now.
They cannot afford to live in the past or project into tomorrow.
People who love laugh more and believe that a day without laughter is a lost day.
Love is the cement for the unity we need in AA.
It joins the power of the mind and the heart for emotional growth.
- The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 3], p. 297

Thought to Ponder . . .
Love that is unseen is eternal.

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

Daily Motivation

Let love
Let love be your reason. Let love be your drive.
Let love fill you with power and the authentic purpose of being who you really are. Let love heal your hurts and inspire your actions.
Have the courage, acceptance and humility to feel love fully. Have the strength and confidence to give your love freely.
Let love fill your thoughts with goodness and your intentions with kindness. Let love brighten every corner of your world.
Let love flow abundantly from you before you can even think about it. Let love illuminate the unique and miraculous richness in every unfolding moment.
Let love live within you, and spread beauty through all you do. Let love be, with all you have and all you are.
-- Ralph Marston

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