Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. --Langston Hughes
Watching birds spread their wings and soar can remind us of the best in ourselves. In joyful moments we all feel our own desire to fly, to reach toward what we dream of doing.
Our dreams give us a direction to fly. Birds fly toward the light for joy, toward green leaves for shelter, to water and berries for food. In the same way, our dreams direct us to the course of our own joy, shelter, and nourishment.
Sometimes as we fly, we bump into disappointments. They may temporarily stun us or slow us down. But just like birds that are occasionally wounded, we can heal ourselves and fly again. We can choose to not let the hardships of life break our spirited wings. Rather, we can keep spreading our wings, soaring in the spirit of joy.
Am I flying today, or must I heal a wound first?
From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. --William Butler Yeats
When we hold a piece of crystal to the light, it paints rainbows on the wall. When we tap it lightly with a spoon, it sings like a bell. But when we drop it, it shatters in colorless, silent pieces on the floor.
Human beings, sometimes to our amazement, can be as fragile as glass. It's especially easy to forget what makes people we live with or have known for a long time shine or sing. We take for granted the very qualities that made us love them in the first place.
When we forget how to see and hear the people we love, how to appreciate them, we grow careless. Too often, from sheer neglect, the relationship between us grows dull and silent, then slips, falls, and shatters. Paying attention to other people's needs and feelings can prevent this.
Action for the Day: I will appreciate the presence of those in my life today.
From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums
One Day At A Time
In any meeting, anywhere, AA's share experience, strength, and hope with each other,
in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics and addicts.
Modem-to-modem or face-to-face,
AA's speak the language of the heart in all its power and simplicity.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. xxiv
Thought to Ponder . . .
Meetings: a check-up from the neck up.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Always Alive.
Excerpt of The Daily Motivator
by Ralph Marston
Of all the days that have ever been and of all the days to come, today is the one you now have. Though it may not be perfect, it is here, it is now, and it is the one day that is available to you.
On this day you live in a world filled with beauty. Take the opportunity to see and appreciate some of that beauty.
On this day there are precious moments ready to be filled with joy and meaning. Live today’s moments so as to add real and lasting value to your life and your world.
Spend some time focusing your thoughts on what’s right with this day. Allow yourself to genuinely feel the goodness that is present right now.
Remind yourself of all that you have to be thankful for on this day. In the heart of your gratitude, you will touch today’s limitless source of abundance.
Possibility, opportunity, value, goodness, love and fulfillment are all here and now on this day. Bring them to life today in your own special way.
From The Daily Motivator website at http://greatday.com/