Friday, October 7, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 10-7-2016

Friday, October 7, 2016
Today's Gift

There is a divine plan of good at work in my life. I will let go and let it unfold. —Ruth P. Freedman

We are never certain of the full importance or the eventual impact of any single event in our lives. But of one thing we can be sure: Each experience offers something valuable to our overall development. We must not discount the experiences that are long gone. They contributed to all we've achieved at the present. And wherever today takes us will influence what tomorrow will bring.

Perhaps our greatest difficulty is not trusting that life is a process and one that promises goodness. That growth and change are guaranteed. That our lives have design, and we're blessed therein. Trusting isn't easy. But we can learn, and we'll discover freedom.

Letting go of the outcome of every experience, focusing instead on our efforts, making them as good as possible, validates our trust in the ultimate goodness of life. Our frustrations diminish when our efforts, only, are our concern. How much easier our days go when we do our work and leave the outcome where it belongs.

I will know a new freedom when I let go and trust that "my plan" is unfolding as it must. I will do my part, and no more.

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

A person without ambition is dead. A person with ambition but no love is dead. A person with ambition and love for their blessings here on earth is ever so alive. --Pearl Bailey

Is our glass half full or half empty? We may see ourselves as positive people, but when we take the time to examine our thoughts closely, we may be surprised. We may have a lot to complain about, but so what? We can choose misery or happiness. It's all in how we see that glass.

Instead of griping about bills, we become thankful for the money that is coming in. Instead of thinking about what activities we're missing in our lives, we're grateful for the solitude. Instead of being hurt by what friends and family aren't doing, we feel blessed we have them in our lives in the first place.

Action for the Day: Today I will humble myself by counting my blessings, knowing that without them I would truly be lost.

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

One Day At A Time

For me, AA is a synthesis of all the philosophy I’ve ever read,
all of the positive, good philosophy, all of it based on love.
I have seen that there is only one law, the law of love, and there are only two sins;
the first is to interfere with the growth of another human being,
and the second is to interfere with one’s own growth.
- Alcoholics Anonymous [Third Edition], p. 542

Thought to Ponder . . .
Love and tolerance of others is our code.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Always Awesome

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Be the positive difference
by Ralph Marston

Hope shines brightest in hopeless situations. Optimism is the most powerful when there is no obvious reason for it.

If you’re not pleased with the way things are, that’s no excuse to be dejected. It is an opportunity to make a difference, to be the difference.

Your inner direction does not have to be dictated by the way things are. You can choose to be driven, motivated, inspired by your highest vision for life.

It’s all too easy to let go of your vision, to claim the world is pushing you down. What’s much better is finding a way to live that vision in every moment no matter the circumstance.

Sure, there are obstacles to overcome. The way to get past them is with a strong, non-negotiable, positive vision.

Let your highest and best vision drive you. And be the positive difference you know you can be.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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