Monday, September 5, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 9-1-2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Today's Gift

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. --Sir Rabindranath Tagore

In the darkness of early morning, the bird outside the window begins to sing. Soon the eastern sky turns pink. The bird continues singing until the first yellow rays warm its soft wings. Then it flies away, not returning to the window until the next morning.

We can learn from the small bird how to have faith. We don't need to wait for something we want before having faith we'll get it. We can begin to show our faith by celebrating the things we usually take for granted. After all, when we take something for granted, isn't that a selfish form of faith? We can start by singing a song to celebrate the new day. A day that will warm our hearts and shed light on our actions. Like the bird's faith in the sunrise, we need only to have faith that each day is meant to enrich our lives.

What faith can I celebrate right now?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

My relationship with nature and plants is almost like religion with me. --Monty Cralley

Feeling connected to something outside of ourselves is important to our perception of life. And being alive assures us of many new situations. Maybe it's a move to a smaller residence or our recovery from the death of a dear friend. Having to give up cherished possessions is a decision we all have to make at some point, too. But handling any of these circumstances is easier when we have a connection to the world around us; nature, for example, can always provide us with a sense of solace and familiarity.

The natural world comforts many of us. Just noting the cycle of life in the trees and plants helps us to remember that everything changes. Everything is transformed, but life and beauty are still present if we look for it. When we're feeling lonely, it helps to remember that our Higher Power is still present and evident in the miracle of the natural world.

It doesn't matter how we define our Higher Power or if we do at all. Our Higher Power may speak to us through the swaying tree branches or through people. Or we may get a glimmer of God in a passage in a book. That we do sense something larger and external to ourselves is what matters at the end of the day.

Action for the Day: I will continue nurturing my spiritual side today. This will comfort me.

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

One Day At A Time

Perfection would limit me; imperfection offers me the freedom of a million potentials.
All the excitement and interest and wonder of adventure are mine to explore,
ever-new, ever-changing, ever-becoming.
Thank God, as a result of AA and sobriety, I am liberated from dreaming the impossible dream and free, finally, to start living the possible dream.
- The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 1], p. 61

Thought to Ponder . . .
Give me the courage to be imperfect.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
 Adventurers Anonymous

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Fill it well
by Ralph Marston

Fill your mind with thoughts of what’s possible. Fill your day with action.

Fill your heart with love and with gratitude. Fill your world with goodness.

Fill your spirit with awe and wonder. Fill your moments with meaning.

Fill your attitude with enthusiasm. Fill your life with new value.

What you put in determines what you experience. Put in plenty of the good stuff, the positive stuff, the rich and meaningful stuff.

Life unfolds according to the energy with which you fill it. Fill it always with the best you have.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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