Friday, June 3, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 6-3-2016

Friday, June 3, 2016
Today's Gift

Follow your dream . . . take one-step at a time and don't settle for less, just continue to climb. —Amanda Bradley

Dreams are common to us all. Dreams are special as well. We probably keep to ourselves many of our dreams for fear of derision or misunderstanding. Oftentimes we may have selectively shared some dreams, those we figured would get approval. The ones closest and dearest to us, the ones we feel most vulnerable about, we may choose to treasure to our hearts only, sometimes thinking, "If only you knew," sometimes wondering if we are being silly.

We are coming to believe that our dreams are spirit-filled. They are gifts to encourage us. Like a ship at sea needing a "heading" to move forward, our dreams lend direction to our lives. Our frustration may be that we can't realize a dream without many steps and much time. But life is a process of steps. Success in anything comes inch-by-inch, stroke-by-stroke, step after step.

My dreams today are meant to guide me. I will take a first step toward making the dream a reality.

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

Almost anything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. --Mohandas Gandhi

Looking back at yesterday, looking at today, what sense do we have of progress in our growth? Probably nothing very significant. Sometimes it is amazing how little a person can accomplish in a day's efforts. Yet, what alternative do we have? Only that we could do nothing. Or worse, we could return to our old ways.

Gandhi, one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the twentieth century, said he felt that almost anything one can do will be insignificant. Yet to do something is very important. Each day, each chance is small but takes us in a direction. When we look back over the last month or last year, we may see that only remaining faithful to our program, one day at a time, has carried us a very long way. The kind of person we each become is just as important as what we accomplish in the world around us.

Action for the Day: May I learn to have patience with the insignificant moments in the present. They are very important indeed.

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

Mountain Climbing
I was brought up in a little Yankee town of about fifty houses, East Dorset, Vermont.
I was born under the shadow of a mountain there called Mount Aeolus.
An early recollection is one of looking up and seeing that mysterious mountain
and wondering what it was and whether I would ever climb that high.
But I was presently distracted by my aunt who, as a fourth-birthday present, made me a plate of fudge.
For the next thirty-five years I pursued the fudge of life and quite forgot about the mountain.
- Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, pp. 52-53

Thought to Ponder . . .
True ambition is not what we thought it was.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
S O B E R =
Simply Observe Bill's Exemplary Recovery.

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Action creates confidence
by Ralph Marston

As you witness yourself taking action and getting results, your confidence grows. The experience of taking on the small challenges, repeated over and over again, gives you confidence to tackle the big challenges.

It’s impossible to gain true confidence by wishing for it or asking for it. The only way to build confidence in your own ability is to utilize that ability, every chance you get.

Apathy and inactivity breed doubt and hesitation. Action creates confidence and vigor.

No task is too small or unimportant, because every positive result you work to create also works to strengthen your confidence. If you want to know without a doubt that you can handle the major jobs, be always willing to jump in and help with the minor jobs.

Make your confidence realistic by basing it on a depth of experience. Every day is filled with opportunities to add to that experience.

Embrace all the tasks, big and small, that build your confidence and strengthen your ability. With enough real, honest confidence, nothing is out of your reach.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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