Monday, November 2, 2015

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 11-2-2015

Monday, November 2, 2015
Today's Gift

For no actual process happens twice; only we meet the same sort of occasion again. —Suzanne K. Langer

Today is not going to be like yesterday. Nor will it resemble tomorrow. Each day is special and promises us many new ideas - perhaps the chance to make a friend, or to learn something interesting from a teacher or a book. Some activities today will be familiar, just like playing a game for the second, third, or tenth time is familiar. And yet, the way each player moves the pieces around the board will be different. The excitement about today is that it is full of surprises. Every thing we do, every conversation we have, will not be repeated in just the same way again, and this reminds us how special each of us is.

What new discovery will I make today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day


Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. --Berthold Auerbach

We may have spiritual experiences in our daily lives that we don't think of as spiritual. For many of us, music lifts us from the practical and mundane circumstances of our lives into communion with the universe. One man may like to listen to country music on the radio, another one might play the piano, and another may go to rock concerts. For each of us, music is a different world from the reasonable, hard data, task-oriented world we usually live in. Music touches our feelings and speaks to us in a special language. It brings us back to special times in the past, perhaps recalls a night of fun and excitement or a person we shared a song with. Music lifts our spirits and opens us to deeper feelings we weren't in touch with. Many of us meet our Higher Power through the music we love.

Action for the Day: Today, I will make room for the restorative powers of music in my life.

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

One Day At A Time

I have shortcomings and defects of character. I never have been and never can be perfect.
As that realization became a part of me -- and it took time -- it brought me one of the greatest of the many blessings that have come to me from AA.
I learned to accept myself as a fallible human being. I do not have to strive for perfection.
Mistakes are permissible. I have the right to be wrong. And what a comfort that thought is to me, as I make my bemused way through life, one foot in a bucket, pushing on doors marked "Pull."
- The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 2], pp. 167-168

Thought to Ponder . . .
Let me be wise enough to know when I am wrong.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
T H I N K = Thank Heavens, I Now Know.

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

A beautiful place
by Ralph Marston

You are in a beautiful place today. Enjoy it.

You have life, and the ability to experience all its beauty and richness. You have the opportunity to make a difference.

If you focus too much on what you lack, you’ll blind yourself to all the good things you already have. If you worry too much about what you need, you’ll waste energy that could be used to create new value.

Spend a few moments being thankful. Then spend a few more moments enjoying how good that thankfulness makes you feel. 

Open your heart to the beauty you can find in every little thing. Open your life to the good possibilities that are yours right now without any conditions or restrictions.

Put a smile on your face and let it spark a little joy in your heart. This is your day, this is your life, so enjoy being in it and delight at who you are. 

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