Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 12-14-2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Today's Gift

The best advice I can give to anyone going through a rough patch is to never be afraid to ask for help. ― Demi Lovato, Stay Strong

Only when we humbly ask for help are we ready to receive it.

On occasion, our problems seem overwhelming, and we don't know where to turn. Our job is stressful. Our health is failing. But many of us face no truly threatening situations, and we still have problems. Being alive, being human, means having experiences that trouble us.

It's hard to ask for help when we are in a troubling situation because we fear that means we are inadequate. After all, we are grown men and women who have taken care of others and ourselves for years. We don't have the wisdom to handle every situation, and yet we think we should. Seeking guidance from friends, sponsors, and our Higher Power gets easier with practice. Asking for help is a learned behavior. And practice we must!

But just as important as the seeking is the receiving. Are we actually open to the wisdom offered? Do we want it badly enough to truly listen to the guidance?

I will open my heart to my Higher Power's wisdom today and find help for whatever troubles me.

From A Life of My Own by Karen Casey. ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

A theme may seem to have been put aside, but it keeps returning--the same thing modulated, somewhat changed in form. --Muriel Rukeyser

No struggle we have is really new. It's another shade of the struggle that plagued us last week or perhaps last year. And we'll stumble again and again until we learn to quit struggling. The trying situations at work, or the personality type that irritates us, will always exist. But when we've come to accept as good and growth-enhancing all situations and all persons, we'll sense the subtle absence of struggle. We'll realize that the person we couldn't tolerate has become a friend. The situation we couldn't handle is resolved, forever.

The lessons we need to learn keep presenting themselves, until we've finished the homework. If we sense a struggle today, we can look at it as an assignment, one that is meant for our growth. We can remember that our struggles represent our opportunities to grow. Fortunately, the program has given us a tutor. We have a willing teacher to help us. We need to move on, to be open to other assignments. No problem will be too much for us to handle.

Action for the Day: I will enjoy my role as student today. I will be grateful for all opportunities to grow. They make possible my very special contribution in this life.

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

One Day At A Time

Prayer has become a habit with me. Anytime is the time for prayer:
in the street, in the factory, sitting still, walking about,
or actively engaged upon some task.
I must always bear in mind, like a good parent, my Higher Power often says no.
And the simplest prayer is “God, thank you, thank you.”
I have so much to be thankful for, and sobriety tops the list.
- Thank You for Sharing, p. 192

Thought to Ponder . . .
Pray to y
our Higher Power, row to shore.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
P U S H = P
ray Until Something Happens

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Make worry impossible
by Ralph Marston

Worry is possible only when you forget how strong you can be. Worry is possible only when you forget how creative and effective and resilient you can be.

When you feel worry, you’re feeling something that is based on a misinterpretation of the truth. For the truth is that you can respond in a powerful, positive and successful way to whatever may happen.

You’ve successfully navigated a lifetime of challenges. You’ve made it through countless difficult and demanding situations.

With each new day, you’ve become stronger, more knowledgeable, more experienced and more capable. And as such, you can choose to replace every negative worry with multiple positive actions.

Remind yourself of all the good and valuable things you’ve done. Remind yourself of the outstanding opportunities available to you right now.

Fill your mind with thoughts of your strengths, your passions, your effectiveness, and your positive possibilities. And you’ll make worry impossible for you.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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