Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 6-13-2016

Monday, June 13, 2016
Today's Gift

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. —Max Lerner

When we consider all of the troubles and crises in our lives and all of the scrapes we've gotten into, we might feel overwhelmed. With what we have gone through, it seems miraculous for many of us to be here today. When we stop feeling sorry for ourselves and when we stop complaining about the unfairness of it all, we may get a new insight: "I have survived!"

We see the strength and persistence, which brought us through the toughest times we have known. Even when some of us did not know it, we were being carried along by our Higher Power. We can draw strength from that knowledge. We can remind ourselves today that, knowing what we have lived through with the help of our Higher Power, we can deal with anything to come.

I am grateful to my Higher Power for help in surviving the hard times in life.

From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men ©

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

Everyday . . . life confronts us with new problems to be solved which force us to adjust our old programs accordingly. --Dr. Ann Faraday

Facing the day straight on is occasionally difficult to do. There are those days we feel like crawling under the covers and staying there, certain that we can't handle whatever might be asked of us. Maybe today is one of those days. Perhaps we feel 12 years old, instead of 42. To consciously behave like a responsible 42-year-old is out of the question. Acting "as if" is the next best thing, the program tells us, and it is.

Acting "as if" also comes in handy when only a minor kink interferes with the day's progression. Most problems don't fit an easy solution or a familiar one. However, most problems are dispensed with by seeing them as opportunities for creative response, calmly seeking guidance and then moving ahead slowly, being aware of the effects of our actions.

Action for the Day: Today, and every day, I will have an opportunity to think creatively and to rely on my inner guide. Instead of dreading the unfamiliar, I will be glad for it. It's moving me ever closer to understanding life's mysteries.

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

The verdict of the ages is that faith means courage. All humans of faith have courage. They trust their Higher Power.
We never apologize for our Higher Power. Instead we let Them demonstrate, through us, what They can do.
We ask Them to remove our fear and direct our attention to what They would have us be.
At once, we commence to outgrow fear.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 68

Thought to Ponder . . .
Courage is fear in action.

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

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

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Your highest goodness
by Ralph Marston

You cannot take more than you give. It is impossible to sustain for longer than the blink of an eye.

You can, however, give more than you take. And that is what makes your experience of living so beautiful.

Value exists for you to the extent you invest yourself in it. Fulfillment is generated by what you do with what you have, not by what you seize or possess.

You cannot sneak past the necessity of providing a contribution to each day. The desire to make a difference is part of you, and the more readily you embrace it, the better.

Don’t spin your wheels in a futile attempt to gain something for nothing. See that the gain is in the doing, and do.

Let go of what frustrates you and let in what empowers and fulfills you. Give your highest goodness and effort to life, and know how good life can be.

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

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