Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 10-13-2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Today's Gift

Never turn down a job because you think it's too small; you don't know where it can lead. —Julia Morgan

How short is our vision of where an invitation might take us! Any invitation. Of one thing we can be certain, it offers an opportunity for making a choice, which means taking responsibility for who we're becoming. Choice making is growth enhancing because it strengthens our awareness of personal power.

Our lives unfold in small measures, just as small as they need to be for our personal comfort. It's doubtful that we could handle everything the future has in store, today; however, we will be prepared for it, measure by measure, choice by choice, day by day. We need not fear; what is meted out to us in the invitations offered is for our benefit. We are on a pathway to goodness.

The thrill of making choices is new to many of us. We'd opted for the passive life, all too often, and we became increasingly aware of, and often depressed by, our self-imposed powerlessness. Free at last! We are free at last to fully participate in our lives.

I will be grateful for the many options to act tugging at me today. Every choice I make strengthens my adulthood.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©

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Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitudes. --Victor Frankl

When we stand and look at a mountain, it looks awesome, majestic, and perhaps intimidating. To climb the mountain we will need to select a route. Which approach will give us success? Which will provide a beautiful view? Which is safest? What are the rewards and trade offs among the paths available?

In our lives, we usually cannot choose the mountains that face us, but we can choose the best paths to approach them. One path may be a very negative attitude. It may feel safe like a narrow, protected passageway. It is predictable, but it keeps us cut off from others. Another path may be filled with too many self-indulgent pleasures and never progress in any direction. Another path may be hard and include some risks, but it allows us to be in contact with others and to appreciate the beauty along the way. When we make positive choices about our attitudes, although the mountain is challenging, we are liberated to become the kind of men we're meant to be.

Action for the Day: Today, I will choose friendly attitudes toward myself that will help me on my journey.

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One Day At A Time

Sometimes, the body can speak an eloquent language all its own. I see and feel that in meetings.
So coming to regular meetings of AA is a priceless experience for me on a great many levels -- mental, spiritual, social, emotional, and now possibly physical. Listening quietly is already a joy to me, and if it calms me down and lowers my blood pressure in the process,
that's just another great reason to keep coming back.
- Thank You For Sharing, p. 13

Thought to Ponder . . .
I sit at a meeting until the bus of sanity comes by; then, I climb aboard.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
E S H = E
xperience, Strength and Hope.

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Positive desires
by Ralph Marston

Whatever you strongly desire, you will find a way to get. That fact can work for you or against you, depending on the nature of your desires. It is extremely difficult for you to go against your own desires. Yet you can most certainly control and direct those desires in a positive, enriching way.

What’s the best way to get away from a desire that is pulling you down? Replace it with an even stronger desire that lifts you up and compels you to push positively forward.

Look at those things you most fervently desire and ask yourself why. The more you understand your desires and their source, the better you can refine the quality and content of those desires. Behind every desire that is holding you back, there is an even stronger, more fundamental and more positive desire. Dig deeply and sincerely enough, and you’ll connect with it. 

Who, what, how do you most truly desire to be? Fill your life with those positive, enriching desires that will push you powerfully ahead.

Read the full message and many more at http://greatday.com/

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