Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 10-6-2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Today's Gift

Sometimes I think I'm the luckiest person in the world. There's nothing better than having work you really care about. Sometimes I think my greatest problem is lack of confidence. I'm scared, and I think that's healthy. --Jane Fonda

We each vacillate between feeling confident on some days, lucky on others, and
yet frequently scared on others. It's very human to vacillate. We need not be anxious
because our emotions refuse to stand still.

Changing emotions are part of the process of normal living. And changing emotions
reflect an involvement with the moment. Situations do touch us, as they should. 
They do invite responses, as they should. And our responses will reveal our emotional
involvement, as they should. We can cherish the variety of our emotions. They enrich us.
But they may also create problems, if they go unchecked.

We need to maintain a balance. Confidence, certainly desirable, can become overconfidence
and thus complacency. Confidence needs humility to temper it. Fear makes us cautious,
and that's good; but too much can immobilize us. Being in charge of our emotions makes
them work for us.

Emotions can energize me and keep me involved with the moment. They can also control
me. It's my decision to be in charge.

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

Read more at: http://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/recovery/thought-for-the-day?catId=1900


Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people. ---Virginia Woolf

Working the Twelve Steps helps us learn the truth. As we struggle with Step Four,
we learn the truth about ourselves. We learn even more about ourselves by doing
Steps Eight and Ten. When we admit the truth about ourselves, things come into
focus. Big changes happen.

As a result, we can see other people more clearly. We see bad sides in people we
thought were prefect. We see good sides in people we hated. We start to know that
everyone has to work hard to find what’s right for them. No one knows all the answers.
In short, we begin to trust others also who also are looking for the truth.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me clearly see myself and others.

Action for the Day: Today, I’ll think about how doing Step Ten keeps me clear
about what’s going on in my life.

Read more at: http://www.bluidkiti.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7266&page=2

One Day At A Time

A Habit of Gratitude
It will come as a pleasant surprise to discover that it is not difficult to develop the habit of gratitude if we just make some effort.
Many of us were reluctant to try. But the results, we have to admit, did speak for themselves.
- Living Sober, p. 48

Thought to Ponder . . .
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
T H I N K =
The Happiness I Never Knew.

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Desire to be happy
by Ralph Marston

Every person you encounter today has something in common with you. Just like you, every person holds a deep-seated desire to be happy.

The definition of what constitutes happiness varies greatly from person to person. And another person’s strategy for achieving happiness may not make any sense to you.

Nevertheless, each person you talk to, or do business with, complain to, receive praise, insults or advice from, is seeking happiness. Each person is seeking happiness in his or her own way.

On your own, you cannot make other people happy. And other people cannot confer happiness upon you, or withhold it from you. 

However, what you can do is respect in your actions, in your words, in your thoughts and attitude, the desire of every person to be happy. Your respect can make all the difference. 

Do you want to live in a world filled with people who are disappointed, disgusted or angry with life, or in a world where people are happy with life? Choose to respect, encourage and support the universal desire for happiness in others, and you’ll find your own desire for happiness to be increasingly fulfilled. — Ralph Marston

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

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