Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 1-5-2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Today's Gift

Instead of concentrating on why we can't do a thing, we would be wise to change our "Yes, but . . ." attitude to a more positive one. Saying "yes" means I really do want to change my life for the better. —Liane Cordes

We truly can do these things that are our "hearts' pure desires." However, most of us look at the whole task and feel overwhelmed. We need, instead, to look at the task's many parts. One part at a time, one day at a time, we can accomplish any goal we set for ourselves. I know a woman who wrote a 300-page dissertation, the final achievement to obtain her PhD. When asked how she ever did it, her reply was, "One word at a time." That's wonderful advice. No matter how many goals were missed or plans dashed in our past, each of us can do whatever is in our hearts - if we do it little by little, not all at once, today.

Today, I will do one small task that will contribute toward the achievement of a life goal.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women 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

Keep It Simple

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.--Chinese proverb.

Life holds so many choices now that we are sober. We'd like to go so many places. We'd like to see so many things. We have so much to do. We are slowly learning how to trust our dreams and reach for them. Our program teaches us that we live One Day at a Time. We make progress by doing First Things First. Easy Does It. Our dreams may seem very big and far away. We wonder if we'll ever get there. But our faith tells us to go for it. And we know how: one step at a time.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me know this gentle truth: my life matters. Help me set goals that I can grow toward, one step at a time.

Action for the Day: Today, I'll think about one of my goals. I will list ten little steps that will help me get there.

From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums
One Day At A Time

Now is the time, the only time there is. And if we are not kind to ourselves right now,
we certainly cannot rightfully expect respect or consideration from others.
We have found we can enjoy, sober, every good thing we enjoyed while drinking -- and many, many more.
It takes a little practice, but the rewards more than make up for the effort.
To do so is not selfish, but self-protective.
- Living Sober, p. 42

Thought to Ponder . . .
Self-esteem doesn't need an audience.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Achieve Anything.

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy AA-Alive.net)
Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Brightness of the moment
by Ralph Marston

In the mist of the morning you feel hope. You know this day will be more than merely an extension of the past.

As you look around in the brightness of the moment, you feel encouraged. That encouragement comes from knowing you can make a difference.

Making your way through the day and its challenges, you feel empowered. Your power is fueled by your strong sense of purpose, and your willingness to act on that purpose.

Feel hope, feel encouragement, feel power, enthusiasm, caring, love and joy. They are all yours to feel and to use in making life a more beautiful and fulfilling experience.

You cannot see around the next bend. Yet you know when you get there you’ll have what it takes to make your way forward no matter what you find.

Feel the power, the purpose, the goodness and beauty of your own life, and all of life. Feel how life feels at its very best, and that is how you will live.

From The Daily Motivator website at http://greatday.com/

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