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.
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.
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