Wednesday, October 7, 2015
There is a divine plan of good at work in my life. I will let go and let it unfold. —Ruth P. Freedman
We are never certain of the full importance or the eventual impact of any single event in our lives. But of one thing we can be sure: Each experience offers something valuable to our overall development. We must not discount the experiences that are long gone. They contributed to all we've achieved at the present. And wherever today takes us will influence what tomorrow will bring.
Perhaps our greatest difficulty is not trusting that life is a process and one that promises goodness. That growth and change are guaranteed. That our lives have design, and we're blessed therein. Trusting isn't easy. But we can learn, and we'll discover freedom.
Letting go of the outcome of every experience, focusing instead on our efforts, making them as good as possible, validates our trust in the ultimate goodness of life. Our frustrations diminish when our efforts, only, are our concern. How much easier our days go when we do our work and leave the outcome where it belongs.
I will know a new freedom when I let go and trust that "my plan" is unfolding as it must. I will do my part, and no more.
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
Keep It Simple
We never thought we could get old.---Bob Dylan
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
Here we are no longer children. Yet we’re not quite grown up either. At least,
we don’t always feels grown up. Our program helps us accept the stages of our life.
And the child in our heart is getting happier. In some ways, we feel younger everyday.
We’re also starting to feel older and wiser. It feels good. We’re not so afraid of the
world, because we’re learning better ways to live in it. We can learn by having friends
who teach us to stay young at heart.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me be the best I can be, at the age I am today.
Action for the Day: Today, I’ll call an older friend and ask him or her this question:
“What’s the most important thing you’ve learned about life since you were my age?”
From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums Daily Recovery Readings - http://www.bluidkiti.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=2
One Day At A Time
Our spiritual and emotional growth in AA does not depend so much upon success as it does upon our failures and setbacks. . .
We have had no better teacher than Old Man Adversity, except in those cases where we refuse to let him teach us.
- As Bill Sees It, p. 184
Thought to Ponder . . .
There is no education like adversity.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
S W A T = Surrender, Willingness, Action, Trust.
From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy AA-Alive.net)
Push through the reluctance
by Ralph Marston
Rest for a while when you are weary, but only for a little while. If you rest too long, you will grow even more weary.
The way to have more energy is to utilize more energy. The way to feel like taking action is to build and maintain the momentum of taking action.
Traveling the first mile gives you the vitality to go the second mile, and the third, and the one thousandth. Improve your ability by putting that ability to work.
At times it can be difficult to find others who will encourage you. So go ahead, get started, and be encouraged by your own action.
When you don’t feel like doing anything is precisely when doing something will make you feel a whole lot better. Push through the weariness, push through the reluctance, and enjoy the power and strength of creating your own momentum.
Read the full message and many more at http://greatday.com/