Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Nothing happens unless first a dream. --Carl Sandburg
What do we see when we daydream about the future? Is everything much better than it is now, or are we still struggling with the same issues? Are we dreaming about what we really want or about what we think we want? Do we see the whole picture or just a piece of it? Do our daydreams match our goals?
Actions we take today affect how we live tomorrow. If we know what we want -- if we listen to our heart's desire, write down our goals, and keep them in mind with every action we take --we create our dreams. We turn our wishes into goals and our goals into reality.
Today I will visualize the life I want.
From the book Letting Go of Debt by Karen Casanova ©
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
Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is broken winged bird that cannot fly. --Langston Hughes
Many of our dreams died as our addiction got worse. We felt the loss but couldn't speak it. With recovery, we regain our ability to dream. Dreams of sharing our lives with family and friends return. They push out thoughts of getting high. Dreams of pride and self-respect reappear. They replace the awful feeling of shame. Like the quote above says, "Hold fast to dreams...." Our dreams are our wishes for the future.
They hold a picture of who we want to be. In our dreams, we let our spirits soar. Often, we fell close to our Higher Power, others and ourselves. Thank God, we can dream again.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, thanks to you, my wings have been mended. Guide me as I fly.
Action for the Day: Today, I'll take time out to dream and share my dream with those I love.
From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support ForumsDaily Recovery Readings - http://www.bluidkiti.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=2
One Day At A Time
A New Meaning
Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends -- this is an experience you must not miss.
We know you won't want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 89
Thought to Ponder . . .
I'm not alone anymore.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O W = Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness.
From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy AA-Alive.net)
Excerpt of The Daily Motivator
Live those dreams
by Ralph Marston
This is your life, so don’t compromise your dreams. Live those dreams.
There is no need to be dismayed or delayed by those who claim that your dreams are impossible. Decide for yourself what is possible, and then do everything in your power to make it happen.
Whatever you sincerely desire, you have the ability to bring to life. Your dreams are yours precisely because you’re the person who can make them real.
Be careful not to get caught up in doubts and excuses. Instead, get caught up in your authentic passion for living life the way you envision.
It is never easy to live with a strong sense of purpose. Yet the alternative, a life with no purpose, is even more undesirable.
Feel those dreams, touch those dreams, and live those dreams. They are far too important to ignore.
From The Daily Motivator website at http://greatday.com/