Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 2-15-2016

Monday, February 15, 2016
Today's Gift

I didn't really have a plan for a career, but I learned how to run our business quite successfully one day at a time. --Joann Reed

Whether we have a specific plan for how we anticipate our lives unfolding or we react to opportunities spontaneously, we have to take whatever comes in small increments anyway. Life only happens a day at a time, regardless of who we are. Being "leveled" in this way is good for one's humility. It's also a relief to many of us. Living way into the future prevents us from appreciating whatever is happening at this moment.

There can be joyful excitement in the decision to squeeze the thrill out of every minute that comes to us. If we are practiced in living just one day at a time, we'll not find this difficult. But many of us get caught in the struggle to control outcomes, circumstances, and people far into the future. Living a day at a time can feel like taking a giant step backward.

With practice, we'll realize that living more slowly actually extends our lives because we're able to truly experience each of the moments. Learning this, at any age, is a gift. Let's rejoice in it.

Today offers me twenty-four hours of moments to be appreciated. I will do my best to love them.

From the book Keepers of the Wisdom ©

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

Tomorrow doesn't matter, for I have lived today. --Horace

Life is found in the present. One of the first things we hear when we enter the program is, One Day at a Time. We break life into short time periods. This give us the power to change. We're not sure we can stay sober for a lifetime. But we know that with our Higher Power, and our program, we can stay sober for today.

This holds true for many other things in out lives. We're not sure we can go a lifetime without feeling self-pity, but we can give it up for a day. By living One Day at a Time, we become more sure of our strength. We have the power to change things only in the present. The present holds much for us, if we get a hold on it.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, You are found in the moment. You are here. I will stay with You minute by minute.

Action for the Day: I will ground myself in the present. Today, I'll not worry about the past or the future.

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

One Day At A Time

In spite of my original bias, AA was teaching me spiritual values -- love and kindness and consideration and humility, attitudes opposite to the resentments, pride, self-centeredness and fear that had previously all but consumed my mind.
And it was not until AA had taught me these values, to some extent at least, that my mind was ready for faith to enter.
- The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 2], pp. 176-177

Thought to Ponder . . .
Hope leads to faith if you let it.

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

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy AA-Alive.net)  http://www.aa-alive.net/index.html

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Already well on the way
by Ralph Marston

The achievement is already in place. Allow it to unfold through your actions.

It’s not a matter of whether you can do it, because you can. The possibilities, the time, the resources and the pathway are all here now.

It’s a matter of whether you will. Set aside fear, rise above doubt, throw out hesitation and do what you know you can do.

Laugh at how flimsy your excuses now appear. Smile with confidence as you get the job done.

Crush old negative assumptions with new positive actions. Transform time and possibility into progress and value.

Feel your passion as it grows stronger and more engaged with every action. You can do this, and you’re already well on the way.

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

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