Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them. --Norman Vincent Peale
What does it mean to like other people? It means giving respect and attention to their opinions and perspectives on life. It means respecting their feelings, attitudes, and values without passing judgment or trying to control them. Clearly and simply, liking others means letting them be who they are and celebrating their individuality.
Openly expressing fondness for a friend is affirming for both people. Our expressions are gifts that will multiply for us when we've been honest and unselfish, free from ulterior motives.
We all want to be liked. And we've heard many times that to have a friend, one must be a friend. It's a formula that takes only a simple decision each time we share with another.
My actions will determine whether I'm liked today.
You are reading from the book In God's Care by Karen Casey. ©
From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day http://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/recovery/thought-for-the-day
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
We laugh when others do something silly. We're amused when something funny happens to them. But if the same happens to us and people laugh, we might give them the evil eye. Yet, when others laugh, it can free us. It frees us to see the world through new eyes. Likewise, when we laugh at ourselves, we're free to see ourselves with new eyes. Instead of trying to be perfect, we accept we're human. To laugh at ourselves is to accept ourselves. There's no room for shame when we laugh. We enjoy ourselves just as we are.
Can I accept the fact I'm human and I have limits?
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, when I refuse to accept that I'm only human, be gentle with me. I know that, when I least expect it, You will remind me that I'm only human.
Action for the Day: I will share with a friend one or two stories about funny mistakes I've made.
From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums
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One Day At A Time
We of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.
It reminds us that we are to place principles before personalities; that we are actually to practice a genuine humility.
This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 192
Thought to Ponder . . .
The Steps help me live with me; the Traditions help me live with you.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Adventurers Anonymous.
From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy AA-Alive.net)
Excerpt of The Daily Motivator
by Ralph Marston
Goodness is here, now, today in unending abundance. Open your heart and know it.
Much of the world’s pain arises from the failure to fully appreciate life’s goodness. Yet goodness will always outlive the pain.
Peacefully let go of fear and anger, resentment and anxiety. Goodness remains.
Feel the longing for goodness that lives always within you. Let it drive your thoughts and actions, and you’ll create more of the very goodness you seek.
Focus on those parts of your life that resonate with your deepest purpose. See the true beauty that is alive and growing in your world.
Hold life’s goodness securely in your heart. Move forward with confidence, knowing it is always there.
From The Daily Motivator website at http://greatday.com/