Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Daily Motivations 6-8-11

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Today's Gift
When life seems overwhelming keep calm and carry on. -- Author Unknown
Some days, every aspect of my life seems overwhelming and crazy, and I feel so confused. On these days, I need to remember that I only have to do what needs to be done today.
I do not have to worry about next week, next month, or next year - only what needs to be done today. I can make a list of things to do. When I finish something on my list, I can cross it off and feel proud of what I've accomplished, even if it's as simple as doing the dishes or making a phone call.
When I accomplish something, I can be proud of myself.

You are reading from the book:

Time to Break Free by Judith R. Smith

Twenty-Four Hours A Day

Keep It Simple

It's not enough to talk to plants, you also have to listen.---David Bergman
Sometimes, we find ourselves doing all the talking. When this happens, we need to stop, think, and listen.
When we do all the talking, we're trying to control what happens. But when we listen, we get better results.
No one has to be in control. What a relief! And we're learning to listen better every day. It's great---the care, love, and help we find---just by listening.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me learn the "give-and-take" of talking and listening.

Action for the Day: Today, I'll focus on listening, not only to other people but to my Higher Power's voice.

One Day At A Time

Negative Into Positive

Self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action,
and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures.
It is a step in the development of that kind of humility
that makes it possible for us to receive our Higher Power's help.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p.98

Thought to Ponder . . .
Through adversity, we find strength.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Altered Attitudes

Daily Motivation

Positive thoughts

It is not easy to think positive thoughts when the world around you appears to be so negative. In fact, it can be as difficult as anything you’ve ever done.

However, it is absolutely possible to fill your mind with positive thoughts no matter what your circumstances. Doing so empowers you like nothing else can.

To think positively is to align yourself with the truth that you’re immersed in a universe of limitless, growing abundance. To think positively is to graciously accept that your life is destined for meaningful and unique fulfillment.

Instead of placing a judgment on your situation, apply your most positive intentions to that situation. Instead of seeing the world as negative, see yourself as a powerful agent of the positive possibilities.

If you find yourself giving in to negativity, you are selling yourself short. The moment you feel the slightest twinge of a negative thought, stop and remind yourself how powerful you are.

Do the disciplined, intentional work to keep your thoughts positive. Because whatever you most consistently think, is where your life will surely and steadily go.

— Ralph Marston

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