Monday, July 9, 2012

Daily Motivation 7-9-2012

Monday, July 9, 2012
Today's Gift
As he thinketh in his heart, so is he. --Proverbs 23:7
How we view our circumstances directly affects how we feel about them. Being in debt can cause us to cast dark shadows over our world - shadows that create a sense of doom and gloom. I can't get out from under it; I can't go on vacation; I can't get my hair cut, buy a shirt, go out to dinner, get season tickets. I would go to school but ...
Most of us were told as children not to say can't and to never say never. We rephrase our negative thoughts and statements in the positive and in the present, as if the positive already exists. Our outlook and, amazingly, our circumstances brighten considerably. Ideas about how to move forward pop into our head, replacing excuses with a powerful energy - an energy that moves us toward accomplishing our goals.
Today I will ask myself whether I see the glass as half empty or half full.
From the book Letting Go of Debt by Karen Casanova

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Of course, fortune has its part in human affairs, but conduct is really much more important. --Jeanne Detourbey

It's not infrequent that we are faced with a dilemma; what is the best action to take in a certain situation? We can be guided, rightly, in every situation if we but turn inward and let our conscience direct our behavior. We have often heard it said... that when we long for a message from our Higher Power we will hear it, either through our conscience or in the words of our friends. Thus we can never really be in doubt; our conduct can always be above reproach if we but listen.

Right behavior leads to fortunate opportunities for those who look for them. Behavior that we're proud of seems to attract blessings in our lives. One's good fortune is really God-given and in proportion to one's willingness to act well toward others in all situations.

Simply, what goes around comes around. Our behavior comes back to us, manyfold. In our encounters with others today, we'll have numerous occasions to decide about the best behavior for the particular circumstance. We must not forget that our behavior elicits the responses we receive.

Action for the Day: I will invite blessings today. I will also shower blessings on my friends.

One Day At A Time

Slowly but surely, I realized there was indeed a Power greater than myself,
and I soon found myself with a full-time Higher Power in my life
and following a spiritual path that didn't conflict
with my personal religious convictions. . .
It seemed to fill that lonely hole that I used to fill with alcohol and drugs.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 287

Thought to Ponder . . .
Take a walk with God. He will meet you at the Steps.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
G O D =
Good Orderly Direction.

Daily Motivation

Point the way forward

Don’t let the worst of life get to you. Instead, let the best of life shine through you.

Let your attitude be based on your most positive vision rather than on what may or may not happen. When the world threatens to bring you down, choose to lift the world up.

Set a positive, purposeful agenda for the day and then follow through with action. Show all of life how beautiful and meaningful it can be by the way you live it.

There is enough dismay in the world without you adding to it. Do what is necessary to add to the joy, love, achievement and fulfillment.

Choose to be aggressively, respectfully and authentically positive. Point the way forward with your attitude and your actions.

Change life for the better by the way you look at it and by the way you live it. See the best, be your best, and make your world the best it can be.

— Ralph Marston

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