Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 9-20-2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Today's Gift

Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover their uniqueness. —Leo Buscaglia

We are each special, which means there is not another person just like ourselves. Nobody looks just like us. Nobody's voice sounds quite like our own. And nobody thinks through a story just like we do.

Each of us has been created for a special purpose. Maybe it's for what we'll teach a friend, or the way we'll help a sister, a brother or a stranger. Every day will give us chances to offer our special talents to others. Our being alive is the Universe's way of proving that we're important to the family, the neighborhood, and the world.

What important task lies before me today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day http://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/recovery/thought-for-the-day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
---Mark Twain

Sometimes it does no good to try to “deal” with your feelings. For the
moment, we’re stuck. We can only see things one way. No matter
what anyone says, we’re closed up. For the moment. But this puts our
sobriety at risk.

How do we stop self-pity? Focus on someone else. When we really want
to help someone else be happy, we'll ask our Higher Power’s help.
Then things start to change, because our good deeds come back to us.
Remember, service will always keep us sober.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, sometimes I get stuck in my old ways.
Help me change my focus at those times. Help me stay sober.

Action for the Day: I will think of a time when I was stuck in bad feelings.
How did I get out of that spot.

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

One Day At A Time

Our Primary Purpose
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
- The AA Grapevine, Preamble

Thought to Ponder . . .
I keep my sobriety by giving it away.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
P R O G R A M =
People Relying On Goodness Relaying A Message

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy AA-Alive.net)

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

When life demands much
by Ralph Marston

You wish for comfort, for the long, difficult challenge to be over somehow. And yet, in that challenge you can continue to find new strength and meaning.

In meeting all the challenges, day after day, life grows in substance and richness. As difficult and uncomfortable as it may be, working through challenges makes you more fully alive.

There are no quick solutions, no easy answers to life’s most significant challenges. Yet in stepping up and dealing with those challenges, you connect with great value.

You learn what’s truly important, and figure out how to support and expand it. You come to more deeply treasure all you love.

You grow more capable, more resourceful, more caring, understanding, patient. The more costly the investment you make in life, the more valuable your whole world becomes.

Go ahead, feel your strength, step up to the challenges, make a difference in your own way. When life demands much, that’s your opportunity to give even more.

From The Daily Motivator website at http://greatday.com/

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