Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Reading is to the Mind, what exercise is to the body.
Good ideas are the seeds that start our growth. Reading is special because we do it when we're alone.
We read in quiet times, when we can think. We can read as fast or as slow as we want. We can mark special words and come back to them again and again. We'll figure things out in our way, but we need help to get started. That's why we read. It gives us good ideas to think about.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, speak to me through helpful readings and help me learn at my best pace.
Action for the Day: Reading is easier the more I do it. Today I'll feel proud that I've read to get my mind thinking in a healthy way.
Gratitude should go forward, rather than backward.
In other words, if you carry the message to still others,
you will be making the best possible repayment for the help given to you.
- As Bill Sees It, p. 29
Thought to Ponder . . .
Grateful is a feeling; gratitude is an action.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Always Awesome.
When you’re faced with a tough problem, get creative. When you’re confronted with a difficult challenge, that’s your chance to take a creative approach.
Don’t get your thoughts bogged down in the difficulty of the situation. Instead, get enthusiastic about the creative possibilities.
Don’t get trapped into overanalyzing what’s already been done. Take advantage of the opportunity you now have, and create a completely new approach.
You never have to be stopped by those who say it can’t be done. With a positive creative approach, it can indeed be done.
Step back, give yourself some perspective, and open your mind to all the possibilities, even the ones that seem outrageous. When you’re confident that you’ll come up with a creative solution, you will.
History is filled with examples of people who have used creativity to turn negative situations into positive value. Get creative, and you can do the same.
— Ralph Marston