Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 10-11-2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Today's Gift

All my yesterdays run together. - Clara Glenn

Age doesn't demand that our memories become fuzzy, but they commonly are. We often fret over this. We could, instead, make light of it and simply appreciate that we worked our memories overtime for many years. There is no requirement that we have long memories anymore. Our age gives us this freedom.

There are some plusses to having the past run together in our minds. For one, it prevents past tragedies from gaining too much focus. Also, we are able to see how really insignificant many of our trials were. That's a good reminder that our current worries will barely be remembered, even a month from now.

Only today deserves our attention; this gives us an easier set of circumstances to handle. Being caught in the past can hinder our present decisions. The past may offer something to inform our present, but this moment is unique, not like the past at all.

My past is over. My future is irrelevant.
My present is all that matters.
And it is designed especially for me.

From the book Keepers of the Wisdom ©

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

May you live all the days of your life. ---Jonathan Swift

The truth is, life hard. Accepting this fact will make it easier. Remember
how well it worked in Step One? Once we admitted and that we were
powerless over alcohol and other drugs, we were given the power to recover.
It works the same with life’s problems.

We can spend a lot of energy trying to avoid life’s hardships. But our program
teaches us to use the same energy to solve our problems. Problems are chances
to better ourselves and become more spiritual. We have a choice: we can either
use our energy to avoid problems, or we can face them. When we stop wasting
energy, we start to feel more sure of ourselves.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, life is to be lived, both the easy and the hard
parts. Help me face and learn from it all.

Action for the Day:
I’ll work at not complaining about how hard life is. I’ll take
the same energy and us it to solve problems I may face.

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

One Day At A Time

Solving a Dilemma
We lay the matter before our sponsor or spiritual advisor, earnestly asking our Higher Power’s help and guidance —meanwhile, resolving to do the right thing when it becomes clear, cost what it may.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions,pp. 86-87

Thought to Ponder . . .
Simply asking for help seems to be a help in itself.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H E L P =
Hope, Encouragement, Love, Patience

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

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

The best now ever
by Ralph Marston

What you feel today was set in motion a long time ago. Even so, it is as fresh as a drop of dew a few minutes before the sun comes up.

What you know right now has taken a lifetime to discover. Yet before you had learned anything about life you understood it.

A thousand years of solid effort would not exhaust your capabilities, nor deplete your imagination. Now is always with you, always adding to what’s possible.

Think of what an enormous, amazing existence is yours right now. Decide anew how you’ll do it justice, and act right away on your decision.

The point is not how much time you have, or how little. For time is a concept that cannot encompass all you experience, all you are.

The point is how richly you fill the moment you’re in. Let your awareness dive deeply into the depth of your being, and make this the best now ever.

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

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