Friday, June 17, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 6-17-2016

Friday, June 17, 2016
Today's Gift

One receives only that which is given. The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words, return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy. --Florence Scovel Shin

Each of us can attest to the truth of this passage. During the difficult times, however, it is not uppermost in our minds that "what goes around, comes around." It feels all too easy to be justifiably resentful or to gossip, or to ignore another's presence. And the repercussions are seldom immediate. They will come, though.

Goodness is likewise repaid. Giving love, attention, respect to the individuals who share our lives and to the people who cross our paths by chance, will smooth our own passage day by day. The effects of our goodness will often be felt quickly. A smile elicits a smile. Kind thoughts bless us as well as the receiver. Life events do come full circle.

With a bit of effort, I can smile at someone today, even though I'm frowning inside. Both will be better for it.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Each day provides its own gifts. ---Ruth D. Freedman

Life is full of wonderful gifts. Recovery is life's greatest gift to us. If we're not excited about being sober, we need to check ourselves. Are we keeping something secret? Is there a sadness we need to talk about? Are we stuffing anger? These things eat away at our excitement for life.

Many addicts never get the gift of recovery. Those of us in recovery are special. We've been given a new life. There will be hard times. But the joy of getting a second chance will be stronger. Am I grateful that I've been given recovery?

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me see recovery as a gift. I deserve this gift because I'm human. Help me to always accept this gift.

Action for the Day: At the end of the day, I'll list three gifts that this day has given me.

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

One Day At A Time

We shall have to come to grips with some of our worst character defects
and take action toward their removal as quickly as we can. . . .
Delay is dangerous, and rebellion may be fatal.
This is the exact point at which we abandon limited objectives, and move toward our Higher Power’s will for us.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 69

Thought to Ponder . . .
The Three A's .. Awareness, Acceptance, Action.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Acountable Actions

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Shine your positive light
by Ralph Marston

Does the world around you seem too hectic and frenzied? Then your best response is to be extra calm, peaceful and patient.

Does the world around you seem too greedy and selfish? That’s your opportunity to be extra loving, giving and sincerely compassionate.

Does the world around you seem too confusing and aimless? Then choose to be extra focused and purposeful.

The world outside reflects back to you the energy you give it. If you don’t like what you see, you have every opportunity to change it by changing the way you are.

When you’re a beacon in the darkness, your light will shine for a long, long way. When you’re the difference that makes the difference, your efforts will bring abundant fruit.

If things around you seem to be at their worst, that’s when you can accomplish the most by being your best. Shine your positive light in the face of negativity, and you will change your world.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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