Friday, July 29, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 7-29-2016

Friday, July 29, 2016
Today's Gift

It is clear the future holds opportunities - it also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to seize the opportunities, avoid the pitfalls, and get back home by 6:00. --Woody Allen

Sometimes we take ourselves far too seriously. We draw our lives in the absolutes of black and white, with no shadings of gray. We believe our whole lives depend on every decision we make. When a problem comes along, we see it as a crisis rather than another of the ongoing issues that confront all people. If we are displeased with someone, or if a person is upset with us, we amplify the feelings until we rupture the whole relationship.

It would be helpful to look at today's tasks and problems as a game. Yes, we would like to play the game well, but we could have a good time while doing it. If we don't take ourselves or our problems too seriously, maybe we'll have some fun.

Help me learn that daily living needs the light of humor.

From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Harmony exists in difference no less than in likeness, if only the same keynote governs both parts. --Margaret Fuller

Harmony exists everywhere, as an entity of itself. Our personal attitudes bring the disharmony to a situation. An attitude of love can bless all situations and all people.
The converse is likewise true. We all desire harmony in our relationships. And we will find it, every time we bring an attitude of honest gratitude into a situation.

How we feel, today, about this person or that situation, reflects the strength of our relationship with our Higher Power. When we experience life in the company of our higher power, we will let life flow. We will observe harmony, then, even in the midst of difference.

All of life's elements are moving toward a state of total and perfect harmony. We need not fear. We can trust the company of our higher power and know that every situation, no matter how adverse its appearance, is contributing to a harmonious outcome if we'd but lend a trusting attitude.

Action for the Day: Harmony is everywhere. I will celebrate it. I will trust the present. I will trust the future.

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

Once we recognize self-pity for what it is,
we can start doing something about it other than drink…
Some of the biggest belly laughs at AA meetings erupt when a member
describes his or her own latest orgy of self-pity, and we listeners find ourselves looking into a fun-house mirror.
There we are -- grown men and women tangled up in the emotional diaper of an infant.
It can be a shock, but the shared laughter takes the pain out of it.
- Living Sober, pp. 57-58

Thought to Ponder . . .
Laughter is the sound of recovery.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
T L C =
Tears, Laughter, Caring

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Peaceful purpose
by Ralph Marston

Fill your thoughts with peaceful purpose. Focus on the good that you’re able to do right here and now.

Fill your mind with awareness of the positive possibilities and thoughts of how you can bring them about. Fill your heart with joy and gratitude for the many opportunities that you now have.

In this moment, the world is the way it is, so decide to concentrate on how good it can be. Choose to invest your focus in making the very best of now.

What has happened has happened and it is now behind you. Take the best of it all as you move positively forward.

Allow peace to fill your heart in this moment. Then send that peace outward into life as your gift to this day.

Let yourself live this day with calm and peaceful purpose. There is so much that can be done.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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