Monday, March 19, 2012

Daily Motivation 3-19-2012

Monday, March 19, 2012
Today's Gift
Hope and patience are two sovereign remedies for all, the surest reposal, the softest cushions to lean on in adversity. --Robert Burton
It is just as easy to think, "I can" as it is to think, "I can't." Both attitudes are habitual orientations to life that can become automatic with practice. Neither attitude has as much to do with the task at hand as it does with the inner spirit of the person facing the task. In either case, the task is the same - only the attitude is different.
But what a difference! The "I can" people are the ones we want to spend time with and to use as models. These are the people who either have never lost, or have worked to regain the positive outlook we are all born with. It never occurs to a baby, for example, that all that staggering and falling means he or she will never learn to walk. Babies grow, move forward, and succeed. They haven't learned to hang back or fear defeat. Knee-jerk negativity is something we can all do without. Let's backtrack to that time in our lives when all things were possible ... because they still are.
Today, I will focus on my successes. "I can" is my credo.
From the book Days of Healing, Days of Joy by Earnie Larsen and Carol Larsen Hegarty

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Money cost to much.---Ross MacDonald
Many people are poor and really need money to live better. But we're in trouble if we think money will solve all our problems. If money solved all problems, all rich people would be happy.
Consider this: A man talks about his shortcomings in a Twelve Step meeting. He says his main shortcoming is to think being happy means having enough money. But then he says that he has over a million dollars! This man is lucky---not because he has money, but because he knows greed is a shortcoming. He knows he has a spiritual problem. He doesn't need money; he needs faith in a Higher Power.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me to really believe I'll be given what I need. This will free me to get on with life.

Action for the Day: Today, I'll read over the promises of the program. They are found at the bottom of page 83 at the top of the page of page 84 in the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, Third Edition. (
One Day At A Time
We need each other's experience, strength, and hope,
regardless of age or length of sobriety.
The saving grace of God doesn't come like a bolt out of the blue.
In comes through, in, and from other suffering, as well as rescued,
souls like you and me.
I am happy to be part of a living and growing fellowship
with an infallible heartbeat.
Divine power is the pulse of AA, and it doesn't change,
no matter how errant and foolish we mortals be.
- Came To Believe . . ., p. 94

Thought to Ponder . . .
Together we can do what we could never do alone.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
E S H =
Experience, Strength and Hope.
Daily Motivation

Get busy living

Today is a new day. Fill it with new experience.

You have the extremely valuable opportunity today to grow. Take full advantage of that opportunity.

There are things you enjoy that you don’t yet know you enjoy. Explore the possibilities, and discover some of those things.

There is beauty that will thrill your soul that you have not yet encountered. Get going, get out there, get busy living, and find that new beauty.

If all you ever do is stay right where you are, you’ll never know how truly magnificent your life can be. Step enthusiastically out of your comfortable rut, and into the bright, beautiful world of new possibilities.

Just around that corner you’ve never before turned, there’s a whole new path to fulfillment. Get busy living, and fill your life with the richness you don’t even know you’re missing.

— Ralph Marston

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