Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Daily Motivation 10-19-10

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Today's Gift
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. --Anais Nin
We are surrounded by women and men who are necessary for our development. That's a startling revelation perhaps. We don't even like everybody in our life! How can we need them? But we do. Our Higher Power clearly understands our purpose and our needs, and ushers into our lives those people who will help us grow and change and contribute. It sounds mysterious initially, but when we get accustomed to the idea, we are relieved. Each person will teach us something we need to know about life and about ourselves.
Our individual character is growing, changing, maturing. Our understanding of others and our experiences deepens with each unfolding event. The world is ever changing. By design, not coincidence, we will befriend those people who need us, just as we need them.
I am where I need to be. My friends and associates need me as I need them. We are moving and growing in concert.
From the book: A Woman's Spirit by Karen Casey. ©
Twenty-Four Hours A Day
Keep It Simple

Every child is an artist. The problem is remain an artist once your grow up.---Pablo Picasso

We each have colorful ideas waiting to be shared. We’re alive inside. But do we let this side of us show? Our disease stole much of the child like openness. Many of us were taught that growing up meant denying the child within us. Many of us grew up in homes where it wasn’t safe to act alive and creative. Whatever the reason, it’s time to claim the child, the artist, in each of us. Each of our programs is different, and each has its artistic touch.
When we tell our stories, we share our life. And our lives are unique and alive. The more alive we become, the more color we bring to others and ourselves. Let’s not be afraid to add color to our lives.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me claim the child inside of me. Joy is choice. Help me choose it.

Action for the Day: Today, I’ll work at not hiding myself from others. I’ll be alive, and I’ll greet everyone I meet with the openness of a child.
One Day At A Time
We have been not only mentally and physically ill,
we have been spiritually sick.
When the spiritual malady is overcome,
we straighten out mentally and physically.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 64

Thought to Ponder . . .
Into action, out of self.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Achieve Anything.

Daily Motivation

Positive places

There is a lot of negativity in the world. Some of it is important and worth considering, but most of it is not.

As much as you can, focus your attention on life’s positive, empowering and inspiring aspects. Don’t completely ignore the negative factors, but don’t allow them to dominate your awareness either.

Remind yourself to seek out and spend time in situations and endeavors where your efforts can bring positive value. Avoid wasting time fighting bitter fights that don’t really matter anyway.

It can be easy to get distracted by the clashing noise of negativity. Usually, though, you have a better option.

When you have a choice, choose to put yourself in situations where you can move life forward. Be where you can be inspired, encouraged, enthusiastic and effective.

Live your moments in positive places, with positive people, doing things that make a positive difference. Your life is unique and precious, so choose as often as you can to live it in those positive places.

— Ralph Marston

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