Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 12-20-2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Today's Gift

Give to the world all that you have, and the best will come back to you. —Mary Ainge De Vere

When we share something of our own with a friend, it gives both of us a special feeling. Generosity blesses the giver as much as the receiver. Sometimes we feel selfish, wanting to hoard all our treats or treasures. But when we secretly hide them away, we cheat even ourselves from enjoying them.

Giving love and friendship to others works in just the same way. When we express love and kindness to others, we feel more love toward ourselves. Though we may not understand just how it works, we can be certain it does. The more of anything we give away to others, the greater our own rewards will be.

How can I practice generosity 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

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. --Edith Wharton

Our Higher Power is the candle. And our hearts, like a mirror, reflect a warm, loving glow.
But when we used alcohol and other drugs, we tired to be the candle. We wanted to have control. Many of us acted like this to hide how out of control we felt. We never thought we could be happy by admitting we were out of control.

In recovery, we accept that it’s okay to be the mirror. We accept that our Higher Power is the candle that guides us. We want to be the mirror that reflects how much our Higher Power loves us.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, thank-you for the light and warmth You give me.

Action for the Day: Tonight, I’ll light a candle and place it in front of a mirror. I’ll study how they work together to light the room.

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

One Day At A Time

When we look back, we realize that the things which came to us when we
put ourselves in our Higher Power's hands were better than anything we could have planned.
- As Bill Sees It, p. 2

Thought to Ponder . . .
Breathe in faith, breathe out fear.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F A I T H =
Finding Answers In The Heart

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

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

by Ralph Marston

You have the privilege of living this day. You have the privilege of doing something good with it.

If there’s any task you consider a chore, a bother, a nuisance, step back and reconsider. What it is really, is a privilege.

When you fight against what you must do, all you do is make it harder on yourself. So do yourself a big favor, embrace the work, be thankful for it.

In fact, see if you can actually enjoy it. Chances are, you can.

There are those who would give anything to be able to do things you take for granted. Remind yourself how fortunate you are, and put that good fortune into action.

Honor the privilege with joy and gratitude. Take the actions, do the work, and feel life’s goodness as it flows through you.

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

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