Sometimes it takes a rainy day just to let you know, everything's gonna be alright. —Cris Williamson
Rainy days let us slow down. We are busy people, driving ourselves to go places and get things done. But rain seems to slow life down, even in our hearts. And slowing down can show us the peace in our lives, the peace of knowing we have all we need right inside us. The pressures of the world can drop away for a time while we reflect.
As the rain soaks into the ground, its serenity enters our hearts. Leaves on trees begin to look more green. Plants and flowers are no longer thirsty. When we slow down, we can be comforted by what we have in our hearts, knowing everything is going to be all right.
What comfort can I find within myself right now?
From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
Life is what happens to us while we’re making other plans. ---Thomas LaMance
What happened to our years of drinking and using other drugs? They seemed to pass so quickly with so little to show for them. We had plans, but we didn’t get where we wanted to go. There was always “tomorrow.”
What a difference today! Now we work a program that helps us really live each day. We’re not losing time out of our lives anymore. Now every day is full of life: sights, sounds, people, feelings---those things we used to miss out on. We have the help of a Higher Power who makes every day important.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me do Your will for me today. I place this day in Your care.
Action for the Day: Be on the lookout today for signs of life!
Faith has to work twenty-four-hours a day in and through us,
or we perish.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 16
Thought to Ponder . . .
Faith dares the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F A I T H = Finding Answers In The Heart.
Live from the heart
There is nothing you will gain by pretending to be someone you are not. Be who you are, and live from the heart.
There is great power in your own unique purpose. Dare to connect with that purpose, and let it energize your every action.
Your true dreams and desires are not there to frustrate you. They are there to inspire you and to point the way forward.
You are immersed in a sea of abundance and possibilities. Choose to passionately follow the possibilities that resonate with your heart.
Don’t be overly concerned with what you must get through. Keep your focus solidly on what you have chosen to get to.
You are beautiful, so let that beauty give its power to everything you do. Live from the heart, and be your most magnificent best.
— Ralph Marston