Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Daily Motivation 7-19-11

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Today's Gift

Trust takes time. If you don't invest it, then you don't get it. —Anonymous

Trusting other human beings is like planting a garden. First we must choose where to plant - is the soil healthy, is it open to sunlight? We would not plant seeds on rocks that are hard and un-giving. In the same way, we need to choose friends who are trustworthy, who are like rich soil open to planting and sunlight.

Then we need to plant the seeds of time and care. If we share some of our feelings and are welcomed, we will know it is safe to share more. We can share ourselves in our own time - even a garden grows slowly, and can take only so much sun and rain in one day.

Having trust in someone feeds the spirit. Trust also gives us the courage to be beautiful, like the flowers of our gardens.

Am I brave enough to trust others and to be worthy of their trust?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Walk In Dry Places

Practicing Serenity.
Hurrying up to wait?
We often urge ourselves to hurry up when there's no good reason for it. At such times, all we really do is create needless tension and anxiety.

The slogan "EASY DOES IT" is our answer to such calls to hurry. The slogan suggests that we simply move into the rhythms of life and "go with the flow."

It's not hurrying but steady effort that finally brings achievement. We've had entirely too much hurry and impatience. What we really need is confident, persistent effort in the right direction. We should be especially reminded of hits when we see anxious, impatient people speeding through traffic only to be forced to wait at traffic lights, risking life and limb to save a few seconds. A good seady pace is what we need, and it will win the game.

Action for the Day: I"ll be active today, but not overactive. I'll look for rhythm and efficiency in everything I do.

One Day At A Time
The Journey

I was always taught to prepare for the journey through life,
never realizing until I came to AA -- when I honestly became willing
to be taught forgiveness and forgiving -- that life itself is the journey.
The journey of life is a very happy one,
as long as I am willing to accept change and responsibility.
- Daily Reflections, p. 185

Thought to Ponder . . .
The joy is in the journey, so enjoy the ride.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Adventurers Anonymous.
Daily Motivation

Life is yours

Don’t wait for someday. This is the day, this is the moment, this is your opportunity to live.

Let go of any thoughts of unworthiness or limitation. You absolutely deserve every joy you can imagine and you’re fully capable of creating them all.

Stop settling for what’s merely easy or comfortable or convenient. Give yourself the respect you deserve and take on the difficult challenges that bring real fulfillment.

Give your life some beautiful, meaningful substance today. Remind yourself of how fortunate you are to have each moment, and sincerely, authentically fill those moments with richness.

Acknowledge and be thankful for what you desire to experience, to express, to give and to live. Then, fully engage the power of your purpose and make it happen.

The best of life is never out of reach. It is yours to fulfill, with richness and substance, right now.

— Ralph Marston

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