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.
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.
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.
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