Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Action for the Day: I'll list four times I've struggled and what I learned from each stuggle. I'll share this with a friend.
Selfishness -- self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles.
Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity,
we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. . .
Above everything, we alcoholics/addicts must be rid of this selfishness.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 62
Thought to Ponder . . .
Self-righteousness is a loud din raised to drown the voice of guilt within us.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
W I S D O M = When Into Self, Discover Our Motives.
Act on your dreams
Your most treasured dreams are far too valuable to be hidden away. Instead, put them into action so that they become real and vibrant contributions to your world.
Every moment will be filled with some activity or another. So fill as many of those moments as you can today with positive action.
You’re always moving in some direction or another. So move steadily in the direction of those things you value and treasure most.
It can be all too easy to get caught up in the empty distractions that continually come your way. But do you really want to waste your time and energy on them when there is so much more you can be doing?
Pick the most positive, valuable, magnificent thing you can imagine and put it into action. Let it fill your thoughts and fill your moments.
When each action, no matter what it may be, is taken as a step toward what you treasure most, the power of joy and purpose will fill your efforts. Put your dreams into action, and put your own special value into life.
— Ralph Marston