Friday, March 25, 2011

Daily Motivations 3-25-11

Friday, March 25, 2011
Today's Gift

Letting Go of Worry

What if we knew for certain that everything we're worried about today will work out fine?

What if . . . we had a guarantee that the problem bothering us would be worked out in the most perfect way, and at the best possible time? Furthermore, what if we knew that three years from now we'd be grateful for that problem, and its solution?

What if . . . we knew that even our worst fear would work out for the best?

What if . . . we had a guarantee that everything that's happening, and has happened, in our life was meant to be, planned just for us, and in our best interest?

What if . . . we had a guarantee that the people we love are experiencing exactly what they need in order to become who they're intended to become? Further, what if we had a guarantee that others can be responsible for themselves, and we don't have to control or take responsibility for them?

What if . . . we knew the future was going to be good, and we would have an abundance of resources and guidance to handle whatever comes our way?

What if . . . we knew everything was okay, and we didn't have to worry about a thing? What would we do then?

We'd be free to let go and enjoy life.

Today, I will know that I don't have to worry about anything. If I do worry, I will do it with the understanding that I am choosing to worry, and it is not necessary.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©

Twenty-Four Hours A Day
Walk in Dry Places
Living or Waiting?

Using Time Wisely
What is the real secret of living 24 hours at a time? Isn't it really a matter of feeling completely comfortable in the present rather than believing that happiness depends on something in the future?

Whatever our situation today, it's something we must live through and deal with effectively. We may be overlooking many wonderful things in our present life simply because we believe we need some exciting experience that can only come later on.

We also might be overlooking present opportunities because we're spending too much time in the past. The past, whether it was good or bad, is beyond our control.

Our mission is to live effectively and happily today. We can do this best when we realize that yesterday and tomorrow don't really exist--today is all we can be sure of.

Action for the Day: I'll live today in the present, handling every problem as well as I can and enjoying every experience that comes to me.

One Day At A Time
Deep down in every man, woman, and child is the fundamental idea of God.
It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things,
but in some form or other it is there.
For faith in a Power greater than ourselves and miraculous demonstrations
of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 55

Thought to Ponder . . .
Breathe in faith, breathe out fear.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F A I T H =
Finding Answers In The Heart.

Daily Motivation
The effort that matters
Are you spending this day chasing distractions or are you using its precious minutes and hours to create real value? Is there something you could be creating or improving or repairing or solving that would bring much more lasting value than what you’re doing now?

It’s easy to find things to keep you busy. It can be more difficult to engage yourself in work that truly makes a difference over the long run.

Yet once you start to do the work that really matters, once you build a little momentum, it becomes easier to rise above all those distractions. When you know you’re doing what’s truly meaningful and lasting, you develop a powerful, authentic desire to keep doing it.

Life is rich, and is rich also with opportunities for every kind of distraction. Though the distractions promise momentary enjoyment, real enjoyment comes not from being busy with meaningless efforts, but in making a meaningful difference.

Give yourself a break occasionally, and give in to the distractions for some momentary pleasure. Keep your priorities, though, on the efforts that bring not mere pleasure, but the kind of joy and fulfillment that last a lifetime.

Make the effort, and make the effort that really matters.

— Ralph Marston

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