Friday, November 6, 2015

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 11-6-2015

Friday, November 6, 2015
Today's Gift

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching. ― Gerard Way

Do something fun today.

If you're relaxing, let yourself relax, without guilt, without worrying about the work that is undone.

If you're with loved ones, let yourself love them, and let them love you. Let yourself feel close.

Let yourself enjoy your work, for that can be pleasurable too.

If you're doing something fun, let yourself enjoy it.

What would feel good? What would you enjoy? Is there a positive pleasure available? Indulge.

Recovering is not solely about stopping the pain. Recovering is about learning to make ourselves feel better; then it's about making ourselves feel good.

Enjoy your day.

Today, I will do something fun, something I enjoy, and something just for me. I will take responsibility for making myself feel good.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human. --Pablo Casals

The "shoulds" of our lives can be found all around us. We should wear our seat belts. We should not cry. We should go to our meetings. These "shoulds" usually serve as good guides for us, but they can intrude upon us. If we give them power, they only condemn us and give no useful help. At times we jump toward the "should" because we don't have the courage to live with the insecurity of being human.

If someone at work gets an unfair shake, it takes courage to speak up and say what we think. We may have an impulse to reach out to a stranger, but it takes courage to do it. When an inner feeling emerges from our honesty, fear may prompt us to avoid it, and we need to call on our courage. That is how we fulfill the uniqueness of each of us.

Action for the Day: I am alive as a person and a human being. I will not shy away from opportunities to express my humanity.

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

One Day At A Time

Pray. Whether you believe it or not, pray to a higher power.
If we were able to stay sober on our own power, we wouldn't be here tonight.
It takes a power greater than ourselves, and prayer is how we contact that higher power.
You can use a religious one or one of your own choosing.
If the God word bothers you, pray to an anonymous higher power or even "to whom it may concern."
In the morning, ask this Higher Power to keep you sober that day and thank him at night for each sober day.
The AA Grapevine, April 2013

Thought to Ponder . . .
Trying to pray is praying.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A S A P = Always Say A Prayer.

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Smile from your heart
by Ralph Marston

Offer the world a smile from your heart today. It’s a simple, easy act that upgrades whatever situation you’re in.

You look better when you smile, because you are better. A genuine smile pushes away negativity and supercharges your attitude.

Say what you say with a smile on your face, and you exude confidence, enthusiasm and credibility. Spread that smile into the core of your being, and a world of new possibilities suddenly appears in front of you.

Smile when there’s a reason, and smile when there’s no reason. Smile, and let your smile create its own reasons.

Dare yourself to visualize this day in the most positive, empowering light. Smile with your face, your words, your actions and your attitude.

Give life permission to shower you and all those around you today with goodness and value. Smile, and turn up the brightness in this world.

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