Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 12-31-2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015
Today's Gift

Dawns another year,
Open it aright;
Thou shalt have no fear
In its fading light.
—Joseph Krauskopf

New Year's Eve is a good time to reflect upon the closing year and set our direction for the year ahead. This day reminds us that every day of the year is lived just one at a time. Looking back, we can see a year's change in ourselves. We see the progress we have made on our journey. Perhaps we see how much stronger we are emotionally. Maybe we see relationships that have developed because of our growing ability to love. Certainly all of us have some things we regret and some changes we mourn. They too have their place today.

As we begin the coming year, let us review our life. We may perceive aspects of our life that call for more attention. One or two particular aspects may speak to our needs at this time or may have been overlooked in this past year. On this last day of the year, we can again turn our lives and will over to the care of our Higher Power.

I look to the New Year with a renewed commitment to my progress and growth.

From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

May you live all the days of your life. --Jonathan Swift

Tonight, at midnight, a new year will begin. None of us know what the new year will hold. But we can trust ourselves to hold on to the spirit of growth as we go through the year. As a new year is about to begin, we can rejoice in our new way of life. We can give our will and our life to our Higher Power. By doing these things, we'll be ready for the new year.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, I pray that I'll start the new year safe in Your loving arms, I pray that I'll keep working my program.

Action for the Day: Tonight, at midnight, I'll say the Serenity Prayer. I will think of all the others who will join me in my prayer. 

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

One Day At A Time

When we look back, we realize that the things which came to us when we put ourselves in our Higher Power's hands were better than anything we could have planned.
- As Bill Sees It, p. 2

Thought to Ponder . . .
Breathe in faith, breathe out fear.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F A I T H =
Finding Answers In The Heart.

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

New life
by Ralph Marston

You’ve come a long way in the last year. Keep going, and make it all count for something.

You’ve worked through tough problems, enjoyed pleasant moments, discovered new things about yourself, your world, and the people you share it with. Think of how you can now put your passion and experience to work in new, valuable ways.

Think of how your life over the past year would appear from the objective viewpoint of another person. Consider what advice that other person might give you for moving forward.

Remind yourself how fortunate you are to be alive in this universe of possibilities, and able to make a difference. Take stock of all the good and meaningful aspects of your life.

Then, with gratitude and determination, look eagerly ahead. Polish your treasured dreams and values to a brilliant luster, so they can light the way forward.

This day has found you on a magnificent journey. Keep going, keep doing, keep living, keep loving and embrace all the new life that’s headed your way.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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