Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Daily Motivation 10-30-2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Today's Gift
Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed.... --Joshua 1:9
It has been said when we are at the end of our rope, we can do one of three things: let go, tie a knot and hang on, or splice the rope and begin again. Whenever we feel there's nowhere to go but down and nobody to turn to, that's when we can start all over again. If we can learn to look beyond the end of something, we'll always see an exciting, fresh beginning.
At the end of every storm is calm. At the end of every argument is silence. At the end of one relationship there is another. Although life is composed of many endings, there are just as many new beginnings. "Life goes on" is even assured by the passage of time - at the end of each minute there's another.
Nights may have many endings, but they will also have just as many beginnings. Just as the sun will set, so the moon will rise and the stars will appear. Just as the day's activities will end, so the evening's activities will begin. And when those activities are over, there will be new experiences the next day.
I can be unafraid of endings because I know they are only the first half of beginnings.
From the book Night Light by Amy E. Dean
********************************Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way. --Florence Scovel Shinn
Should we make this move? Should we change jobs? Should we talk to others about our feelings? We are seldom short on prayers when we're filled with fear and indecision. We are, however, short on answers. Our worries block them out.
No prayer ever goes unanswered. Of this we can be certain. On the other hand, the answer may not be what we'd hoped for. In fact, we may not recognize it as the answer because we are expecting something quite different. It takes willingness on our part to be free of our preconceptions--free to accept whatever answers are offered.
Our answers come unexpectedly, a chance meeting on the street, a passage in a book or newspaper, a nagging feeling within. Our Higher Power speaks to each of us throughout the day. Our prayers are answered, our problems find solutions, and our worries are eased, if we but attune ourselves to the messages. They are all around.
Action for the Day: I will be attentive to all the signs from my Higher Power today. Whatever answer I seek is finding its way to me.
One Day At A Time

Nearly all of us suffered the feeling that we didn't quite belong. . .
When we reached AA, and for the first time in our lives
stood among people who seemed to understand,
the sense of belonging was tremendously exciting.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 57
Thought to Ponder . . .
An open heart is never a lonely one.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
Y A N A =
You Are Not Alone.
Daily Motivation

The best of now

Now is the time to make a difference. Now is the moment to do what you know you must do.
Now is when you can transform possibility into reality. Now is when you can bring your dreams to life.
Is there a problem that’s been frustrating you? Now is when you can take real, focused action to work your way through it.
Sure, there are plenty of ways to waste this day. But you now have the chance to choose to make good and valuable use of it.
Now is an opportunity to create value. And that opportunity cannot be delayed until later.
Now is yours to use for whatever rich and fulfilling purpose you can imagine. Stand up, step forward, and get busy making the very best of now.
— Ralph Marston

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