Monday, December 26, 2011

Daily Motivation 12-26-11

Monday, December 26, 2011
Today's Gift
You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called present. -Shifu: Kung Fu Panda
As we approach a new year, many of us feel fear. We look back on the past and worry about the future. But if we remember we only have today, we can work to make that future better. We have found true friends in our fellowship, and this is a time to be with them.
Am I ensuring a fruitful future by working with all I've got today?
Higher Power, I pray for guidance for today and for freedom from worry about tomorrow.
From the book: Day by Day - Second Edition by Anonymous

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

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.
One Day At A Time
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.
Daily Motivation

Creative approach

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

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