Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Daily Motivation 10-5-10

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Today's Gift
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. --Oprah Winfrey
Doing our best...
Perhaps we are saving our best effort for the "big break." When such and such happens, then I'll give it my best shot. What we don't realize, however, is that success comes from doing a lot of little things well. Learning to live means learning to manage all our daily responsibilities.
If we can't keep our clothes clean, take out the garbage, or get up on time, how can we expect to handle promotions, marriages, and crises? Daily effort may seem inconsequential, but our big break is the result of all our todays well lived.
Higher Power, help me take care of each thing as it comes along.
From the book Day by Day - Second Edition by Anonymous:
Twenty-Four Hours A Day
Walk In Dry Places

Deserving Success
It's said that alcoholics sometimes snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Some of us, deep down inside, don't really think we deserve success. We
might be discouraged by feelings of guilt or low self-esteem, or perhaps
we don't want to become targets of envy or competitive attacks.
We need to practice acceptance of our current situation, always believing
that we do have a right to achievements that match our talents and experience,
indeed, such achievements may only be possible now that we're sober and
thinking rightly.

Some people think that our occupations and our program are separate matters.
But the very last idea in the 12 Steps is to practice our principles "in all our affairs."
If we take the view that any useful work is a form of service, we'll find opportunities
to be beneficial to everyone. With that attitude, we will also realize that we deserve success.
Action For the Day: I ‘ll know today that I have a right to do well in any legitimate
activity for which I am qualified.
One Day At A Time

Trust your Higher Power. Clean House. Help Others.
Until we actually sit down and talk about what we have so long hidden,
our willingness to clean house is still largely theoretical.
When we are honest with another person,
it confirms that we have been honest with ourselves and with our Higher Power.
- As Bill Sees It p. 17

Thought to Ponder . . .
Honesty isn't an event -- it's a process.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O W =
Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness.

Daily Motivation

Make it all better

Do you wish someone could make it all better? Then smile, and be that someone.

Would you like it if the problems suddenly went away? Then stand up, step forward, take responsibility, and begin to transform those problems into opportunities.

Do you long for a reason to be hopeful? Then consider what a truly unique and beautiful miracle you are, and find hope in more fully living and expressing your purpose.

In whatever you truly wish to have, you’ll find reasons to be your very best. In your highest vision of how life can be, you’ll find valuable and meaningful direction for how you can be.

The joy you wish to experience is already within you, waiting for you to share it. Instead of waiting and wishing for someone or something to make you happy, just go ahead and apply that happiness to whatever you’re doing.

You have the power to make it all better because you have the power to experience life from any perspective you choose. Choose a positive, empowering perspective, because you deserve the best.

— Ralph Marston

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