Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 10-27-2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Today's Gift

Problems have only the size and the power that you give them. —S. H.

We will not be free from all difficulties today, or during any period of our lives. But we have the personal power to eliminate the threat, the sting of any challenge. But it's our vision of circumstances that gives them their interpretation.

At this moment, we are defining our experience. We are labeling events good or bad, valuable or meaningless. And our growth, particularly this day, is greatly influenced by the value judgments we attach to our experiences.

As we grow stronger emotionally and spiritually, we learn that all difficulties are truly opportunities for exceptional growth and increased awareness of the truth of existence. All experiences can be taken in stride if we are trustful of their intended blessing.

We are sharing this life, every moment of it, with a power greater than ourselves. We need not worry about any circumstance. Always we are watched over. We never need struggle alone.

We can let go of our problems. It's ourselves and that attitude we have cultivated that makes any situation a problem. We can turn it loose and therein discover the solution.

I will not make mountains out of the molehills of my life.

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

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day http://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/recovery/thought-for-the-day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Walk. Don't walk. --Traffic Light

Signs direct us on our way in life. Traffic lights tell us to walk (or not), Golden Arches point us to dinner, geese flying south herald the coming winter, flashing neon tells us what to buy. We know how to read these signs of worlds and weather; they help to guide us on our journey.

We can learn to read the signs of human beings, too, to be detectives of the human spirit. Laugh lines around eyes and mouth, the texture of hands, tension in jaws and shoulders can tell much about a person, if we stop to look. All around us are signs that tell us others feel the pain and joy we feel, others need us as we need them, we are understood, and we are not alone.

The marvelous bonus in learning to read these signs in others is that we can begin to let ourselves be read, also.

Action for the Day:  I will make good reading for others today.

One Day At A Time

An Attitude of Gratitude
When I was active in my dysfunctions, my attitude was totally selfish, totally self-centered; my pleasure and my comfort came first.
Now that I am sober, self-seeking has started to slip away.
My whole attitude toward life and other people is changing. . . .
My attitude now is that I am willing to go to any length to stay sober!
- Daily Reflections, p. 161

Thought to Ponder . . .
Grateful is a feeling. Gratitude is an action.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Attitude Adjustment.

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy AA-Alive.net)
Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Taking action
by Ralph Marston

You can plan and prepare and talk about it for weeks or months or years, but that’s never enough. Action is what will make it happen.

A verbal commitment is good and a written commitment can be powerful. Yet there is no true, effective, life-changing commitment until there is action.

When you take action, there is no guarantee of success. Yet when you do not take action, there absolutely is the guarantee of failure.

Act early, act often, act intelligently, act with persistence, and be willing to adjust your actions based on the results they bring. The only way to achieve the goal is to get in the game and make the effort. 

Right now you have the time in this day. Fill it with effective, directed, focused, positive, purposeful action, and you’ll always be thankful you did. 

Action will take you from here to there, from nothing to something, from dream to reality. Get up, get going, take action and make your reality the best you can envision.

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