Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 11-23-2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Today's Gift

When you send out real love, real love will return to you. —Florence Scovel Shinn

Real love is selfless love. It expects nothing in return. It is not conditional. It doesn't keep score. It is too seldom given. Many of us have had times when we were hurting, feeling unloved, looking desperately for love, unable to love selflessly. But we are learning.

We are climbing the same mountain, all of us. Our particular paths will cross the paths of many others before reaching the top where we will find full enlightenment. And any path we cross has a special contribution to make to our own progress. We can be grateful for all intersecting paths, no matter how adverse they seem at the time. We can offer all our fellow travelers real love, and our own trip will benefit many fold.

We need not be ashamed of our desire for love. Nor need we feel shame that we've bargained for it. But we do need to understand that the kind of love we seek can only be gained when we quit searching for it and simply offer it to all the people in our midst.

I will look into the hearts of all the people I encounter today and offer them love. I'll receive that which I give.

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

Let me listen to me and not to them. ---Gertrude Stein

Often we try to please everyone around us. But this may not make us happy, and so we get angry. We feel taken advantage of.
We may be kind to others, but first we must love ourselves. How? By learning to listen to ourselves. To our dreams. To our higher power. By doing this we’ll be more happy. And those around us will probably be more happy too.
As our AA medallions say, “To Thine Own Self Be True.”

Prayer for the Day: I pray that I’ll listen to that gentle, loving voice inside me. Higher Power, help me make me make my “conscious contact” with You better.

Action for the Day: I will write down why I need to be true to myself.

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

One Day At A Time

When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe,
we had to stop doubting the power of God.
Our ideas did not work. But the God idea did.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 52

Thought to Ponder . . .
Change is inevitable, growth is optional.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
G R O W T H = G
od Reveals Other Ways To Heal

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Let optimism be the reason
by Ralph Marston

A successful day begins with successful thoughts and expectations. When you sincerely expect to get it done, you’re well on your way.

The reality of this moment is what it is. What truly matters, though, is your interpretation of reality, and that depends on you.

The way you see the world determines the way you respond to it. See this day as an opportunity, and you’ll act to capitalize on the opportunity.

Your thoughts and expectations alone do not influence the situation. They do influence you, and will push you to do great things in any situation.

Stop looking for reasons to be optimistic, and let your own optimism be the reason. Choose positive expectations, a positive frame of mind, and let yourself be driven to create positive results.

Today, live the great day you deserve by first envisioning it in your mind. Then follow that vision and enjoy the satisfaction of working to make it all come true.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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