Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. —Helen Keller
The next 24 hours are guaranteed to excite us, to lift us to new levels of understanding, to move us into situations with others where we can offer our unique contributions. All that is asked of us is a willingness to trust that we will be given just what we need at each moment.
We can dare to live, fully, just for today. We can appreciate the extraordinariness of every breath we take, every challenge we encounter. Within each experience is the invitation for us to grow, to reach out to others in caring ways, to discover more fully the women we are capable of being. We must not let a single moment go by unnoticed.
When we withdraw from life, we stunt our growth. We need involvement with others, involvement that perturbs us, humors us, and even stresses us. We tap our internal resources only when we have been pushed to our limits, and our participation in life gifts us, daily, with that push. How necessary the push!
None of us will pass this way again. What we see and feel and say today are gone forever. We have so much to regret when we let things slip away, unnoticed or unappreciated.
A special series of events has been planned for me today. I shall not miss it.
From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
This day I choose to spend in perfect peace. --- A Course in Miracles
Today, let’s be gentle and kind. Lets talk to ourselves with love and respect. Let’s be gentle with others too.
Today, let’s be clear in how we think, speak, and act. And if we start to get mixed up, let’s stop thinking and listen for our Higher Power’s voice.
Today, we know that we have just a small job to do. It is to live today with love in our heart. We can’t take care of every problem in the world. But we make our actions today part of the answer instead of the part of the problem. Let's Keep It Simple.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me find Your calmness and peace in my heart today.
Action for the Day: Do I believe that peace starts with me? Today, I’ll listen to the simple voice of peace inside of me. And I’ll Keep It Simple.
I stood off and took a long look at life and the values I found in it:
I saw a paradox, that he who loses his life does indeed find it.
The more you give, the more you get.
The less you think of yourself the more of a person you become.
In AA, we can begin again no matter how late it may be.
- Alcoholics Anonymous [3rd Edition], pp. 542-43
Thought to Ponder . . .
We surrender to win; we give away to keep;
we suffer to get well; we die to live.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Always Alive.
Fulfillment is yours
You’ve waited long enough. This is the day to take action.
The excuses are quite reasonable and understandable, and yet they have brought no value to your life. Let go of those comfortable excuses, and step forward into the bright, direct light of achievement.
The hours in this day will quickly pass no matter what you choose to do with them. So you might as well make full use of them to create meaningful value.
If you’re not sure what to do, take a moment and reach deep inside. Remind yourself of the things that mean the most, and do what truly strengthens and supports those things.
If the disruptions and distractions erode your focus, reach inside again. Commit yourself with your actions, over and over, to live true to your highest vision.
This is your life and today is your opportunity to make a difference. Get busy, because fulfillment is now yours to create.
— Ralph Marston