Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Feeling apart from the action and always looking on; wanting attention, and yet afraid of being noticed; no doubt these are familiar memories to most of us. We may still struggle with our self-perception, but we can celebrate that we no longer drown our moods. Connecting with the people next to us, though difficult, is no longer impossible when we rely on the program.
There is a way to be a part of the action, a way that never fails. It takes only a small effort, really. We can simply look, with love, at someone nearby today and extend our hearts in honest attention. When we make someone else feel special, we'll become special too.
Recovery can help each of us move beyond the boundaries of our own ego. Trusting that our lives are in the loving care of our Higher Power, however we understand our Higher Power, relieves us of the need for self-centeredness. We can let go of ourselves now that our Higher Power is in charge, and we'll discover that we have joined the action.
Action for the Day: I will open my heart, and I'll be joined to all that's around me.
It is not always the quantity of good things you do,
it is also the quality that counts. . .
Above all, take it one day at a time.
- As Bill Sees It, p. 11
Thought to Ponder . . .
Just for today, I choose not to drink or drug.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
O D A A T = One Day At A Time.
See the beauty
Look, really look, at how beautiful this day is. Let go of the worries and anxieties and judgments, and see the beauty.
Step back from the confusion, and see the beauty. Rise above the petty conflicts, and see the enduring beauty.
See the beauty, and you feel life’s raw, authentic substance. See the beauty, and you will also see the most valuable, positive possibilities.
Where there is life and awareness, there is beauty. Where there is love, the beauty is overwhelming.
See the beauty, and be inspired. See the beauty, and be filled with positive energy.
There is great and meaningful beauty where you are. See the beauty, and let it lead you to life’s best possibilities.
— Ralph Marston