Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 6-23-2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Today's Gift

We Are Who We Think We Are - Anonymous 

How we think about ourselves has an impact on what we do. If we decide that we are less of a person because we have imperfections, then we may not fulfill our potential. If we decide our imperfections will consume our every thought and action for the rest of our lives, then it probably will. If we decide that we will always be a victim and our life will bring us nothing but misfortune, then our life may just turn out that way.

On the other hand, if we begin to believe positive things about ourselves, eventually our outlook on life will become positive as well. When we believe that we are lovable, that we can cope with our imperfections, and that we are no less of a person because of them, then this is what shall be. We can change who we are by changing who we believe ourselves to be.

Today I will remind myself of my abilities, my choices, and my opportunities. My attitude and perspective can make life more positive and joyful.

From the book A Restful Mind by Mark Allen Zabawa ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

He who conceals his disease cannot expect to be cured. --Ethiopian proverb

Concealment and secrecy have been second nature to some of us. We may have felt that our masculinity kept us loners. Perhaps we said we were covering the truth for someone else's good. Maybe we could not bear to expose the truth because we feared the consequences. For some of us a lie came more automatically than the truth. Now we are learning to be open with our friends, and we are finding the healing effect of fresh air for our secrets.

Although it's frightening to stop tampering with the truth, it's also exciting to feel the power of honesty and to deal with the consequences of uncovering it. Perhaps we still have some secrets that erode our wellbeing. If so, we need to bring them into the open so we can live completely honest lives. When we let others know us as we really are, we are casting our lot with good health and recovery.

Action for the Day: Today, I will make progress in my life by letting myself be fully known.

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

The amount of reality I turn my back on is the amount I lose.
In my case, making face-to-face honest amends restored me into my life,
and the fuller my amends, the more of my life I received in return.
- The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 3], p. 163

Thought to Ponder . . .
Few people have the imagination to see reality.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Altered Attitudes

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Changing conditions
by Ralph Marston

Accept, adjust, act and evaluate. It’s a great strategy for successfully handling changing conditions.

When something that previously worked no longer works, accept the fact that things have changed. Embrace the new reality of what is, so you’ll have the power to work with it.

Adjust your approach based on what you see. No matter what has happened to change things, there is always value to be found and always a way to utilize that value.

Go ahead and take action. Your new approach may or may not work, and the way to know for sure is to move forward with it.

Evaluate the results you get. Learn from what went wrong and from what went right.

The world is constantly changing, and new possibilities are being born every moment. Accept what has changed, adjust to it, take action, learn, and keep going until you get the results you seek.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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