Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 10-14-2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Today's Gift

Flattery is so necessary to all of us that we flatter one another just to be flattered in return.

We are all deserving of unconditional love and acceptance. And all the people in our lives, past and present, deserve our unconditional love and acceptance, too. However, it's doubtful that we either feel it all of the time from others or give it away.

It's human of us to find fault..... to have expectations that are too high. But for this we pay a price. Instead of experiencing our lives serenely, contentedly, flowing with what is, we often criticize, judge and feel generally disgruntled throughout the day. What a waste! We do have another choice, fortunately. We can let go and let God, and live and let live. Also we can recall, today and every day, that we are all special individuals in this world who are loved, fully, by our Creator.

The greatest contribution we can make to the lives of others is to be affirming. We can let our spouse, children, and friends know we care about them. That we love and accept them. The love that we also long for will come back to us. We thrill at being affirmed. And we will thrill at affirming.

It feels good to help another feel appreciated. Love and acceptance are my lifeline, from the Universe around us all.

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

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

The balance between mind and spirit comes hard for me. The eternal split. Two entities, perfectly aware and yet perfectly unwilling to cooperate. --Mary Casey

The program directs our spiritual growth, a human aspect that had atrophied, if ever it had existed, for most of us before abstinence. And the process of developing our spiritual nature is painstaking. Living by our wits, or the fervent application of "situational analysis" had been our survival tools for months or years.

To return repeatedly to the old tools for quick solutions to serious situations is second nature. Learning to rely on spiritual guidance for solutions and to use it to sharpen our analytical focus takes patience and continual effort.

Within our spiritual realm we find our connection to our Higher Power. We have been given the wisdom; all the knowledge we need is at our fingertips. The confidence to move ahead and offer our special talent to others comes from our Spirit. We are all that we need to be. Our mind and our Spirits, in concert, can tackle any challenge and succeed.

Action for the Day: My mind and my Spirit can become compatible entities with the development of my trust in each. Knowledge plus courage can move mountains. I have been given both.

From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums Daily Recovery Readings -

One Day At A Time

An Open Mind
All you really need is a truly open mind. Just resign from the debating society
and quit bothering yourself with such deep questions as whether it was the hen or the egg that came first.
Again I say, all you need is the open mind.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 26

Thought to Ponder . . .
Minds are like parachutes -- they won't work unless they're open.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O W =
Honest, Open-minded, Willing.

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

A beautiful future
by Ralph Marston

Everything you know about yourself and your world is based on what has happened in the past. Though that is useful knowledge, don’t let it limit you.

People change, circumstances change, and new possibilities are born with each dawning day. What you do with the future does not have to be restrained by what you’ve done in the past.

If you’ve been disappointed or uninspired, dismayed or lacking in energy, that can stop right now. If it seems you’ve been having a bad month, a bad year or a bad decade, let yourself know that your fortunes are about to change.

Look forward with a positive perspective and act accordingly. Respect and treasure your past, while living in the present to create a fulfilling future. 

Make good use of what you know, while keeping in mind that there’s always a whole lot more to learn and to experience. Dare to dream of the best world you can imagine, and know the joy of doing all you can to make it happen. 

This is a new moment, so take full advantage of its freshness. Go forward with the best of intentions, the highest integrity, energy and enthusiasm, and make the future a beautiful thing.

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