Friday, November 11, 2011

Daily Motivation 11-11-11

Friday, November 11, 2011
Today's Gift
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself." — Jim Rohn
Personal Responsibility
There will be times when other people will disappoint us - either intentionally or because of indifference or incompetence. If we have been counting on them, their nonperformance can cause us real anger and frustration.
Our growth, however, should teach us that such failures are part of life. While never losing trust in others, we must accept them as fallible people. Their mistakes and lapses come from the human shortcomings all of us have.
Our best course is to live without expecting too much from others. They are not here to please or satisfy us. It's possible, too, that we've been unrealistic in some of our expectations and have set ourselves up for disappointments.
Our personal responsibility is to do our best even when others fall short of our expectations. At the same time, we can grow by becoming more reliable and dependable ourselves.
We cannot use another's failure as an excuse for negligence on our part.
Today I'll expect the best, but I will know that I also have the spiritual resources to deal with the worst that can happen.
From the book Walk in Dry Places by Mel B.

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Have the courage to live; anyone can die.---Robert Cody

Living means facing all of life. Life is joy and sorrow. We used to be people who wanted the joy without the sorrow. But we can learn from hard times, maybe more than we do in easy times. Often, getting through hard times helps us grow. When things get tough, maybe we want to turn and run. Then, a gentle voice from within us say, “I am with you. You have friends who will help.” If we listen, we’ll hear our Higher Power. This is what is meant by “conscious contact” in Step eleven. As this conscious contact grows, our courage grows. And we find the strength to face hard times.

Prayer for the Day: I pray for the strength and courage to live. I pray that I’ll never have to face hard time alone again.

Action for the Day: I’ll list two examples of conscious contact” in my life.

One Day At A Time
Today is the day. Doing our best, living each day to the fullest is the art of living.
Yesterday is gone, and we don't know whether we will be here tomorrow.
If we do a good job of living today, and if tomorrow comes for us,
then the chances that we will do a good job when it arrives --
so why worry about it?
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 357

Thought to Ponder . . .
I have the hope of a tomorrow.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
S I T =
Stay In Today.

Daily Motivation

Your greatest opportunity

Don’t wait for later to do what you love and to love what you’re doing. Life is made richer in increments of now, and this very moment is your moment to fully live.

Keep reminding yourself how much of a privilege it is to be where you are right now. Keep working to make the most of that unique privilege, and use it to lift all of life ever higher.

Stop making excuses about why you can’t. Start making grand fulfillment out of the goodness you have.

Discover how immensely thankful you can be that this moment is here. Enjoy how enthusiastic you can be about fulfilling this day’s most glorious possibilities.

Now is when you can get the most out of life by putting the most into life. Now is when you can find maximum enjoyment in being authentically you.

Do what you love and love what you’re doing. Your greatest opportunity is now.

— Ralph Marston

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