Friday, November 18, 2011

Daily Motivation 11-18-11

Friday, November 18, 2011
Today's Gift
Do not compare yourself with others, for you are a unique and wonderful creation. Make your own beautiful footprints in the snow. —Barbara Kimball
Comparisons we make of ourselves to other people do destruction far greater than our conscious minds are aware of. Positioning ourselves on the "beloved pedestal" prevents the equality... that offers each person the freedom to be solely thierself.
Comparisons in which we are the losers darken the moment, cut us off from the actual rhythms of that moment. The consequences can be grave. Within any moment might be the opportunity we've awaited, the opportunity to achieve a particular dream. We must not miss our opportunities.

Each life is symbolized by a particular set of footprints in the snow. How wonderful and how freeing to know that we each offer something uniquely our own. We need never compete to be noticed. Each of us is guaranteed recognition for what we contribute, because it is offered by us alone.

Envy eats at us; it interferes with all of our interactions. It possesses all of our thoughts, caging us, denying us the freedom to achieve that can be ours.

I will look with love on my sisters. I will free them and myself to be all we are capable of becoming.
From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey©
********************************Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple

Life is short: live it up. Nikita
We won't stay sober long unless it's more fun than using chemicals.
The truth is, using chemicals wasn't fun anymore. It was work. We just
told ourselves it was still fun.
So live it up! Try new things. Meet new friends. Try new foods. Taking
risks and having adventures are a basic human need. So go for it.
Sobriety is fun. Living a spiritual life is fun. Get out there and live!
Prayer for the day: Higher Power ,teach me to play. Teach me to have fun. Teach me to live!
Action for the day: Today is for fun. I'll try something new. I'll see how many people
I can get to smile. And I'll celebrate the fact that I'm sober.

One Day At A Time
Living 'Inside Out'I am trying to grasp the idea of living "inside out."
The Big Book, "As Bill Sees It -- the AA Way of Life," "24 Hours a Day,"
the meetings, the experiences, the consciousness of change in myself,
in my thinking, my choices, my habits -- all of these are spiritual.
There is the spirituality of the AA way of life, which simply makes us aware
of our individual inner resources.
- Came To Believe . . ., p. 4
Thought to Ponder . . .
There is no materialism in AA -- just spirituality.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Always Aware.

Daily Motivation

What you pay for

You get what you pay for. So look at each opportunity to pay as an opportunity to enrich your life.
When you seek to get something for nothing, what you usually end up with is nothing worth having. It is by investing yourself in life that you’re able to reap life’s best rewards.
In the effort, in the commitment, in the price you pay is the value. Don’t cheat yourself out of that value.
Be willing to pay the price, and you become able to enjoy the reward. Be willing to invest your time, effort and resources, and you’ll be capable of creating real, meaningful value.
You get what you pay for, so it makes sense to give your best in every situation. Pay the price, with authentic gratitude in your heart, and enjoy life’s greatest rewards.
— Ralph Marston

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