Monday, December 26, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 12-26-2016

Monday, December 26, 2016
Today's Gift

I take it that what all people are really after is some form of, perhaps only some formula of, peace. —James Conrad

When snow drifts quietly down on a winter evening, the hush of nature brings a great sense of peace. Each of us has known times like this. Many of these times did not depend on conditions like snow, or soft music. When we are able to keep a quiet center within ourselves, we are truly in tune with the spirit. Peace of the heart comes from a Power greater than ourselves, and from the faith that all of us, and all that happens to us, are part of a great plan.

Just as the snow falls softly, without fear, without regard for whether it will land on a tree bough or in the street, we, too, can live our lives with peaceful acceptance of whatever comes along, knowing it comes to us naturally and from out Higher Power.

Am I prepared to accept wherever I will land today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Walk In Dry Places

Humility: Teachable and Honest

Open to growth.

Humility is often used in the context of being honest enough to admit one's faults, but it also means being teachable. The truly humble person realizes there's always more to learn and is open to such learning.

If we think we have humility, we usually don't. However, we can look back and recognize times when we made wonderful progress while being deeply humble. This was particularly true when we recognized our addiction and achieved sobriety. In this one action, we changed our lives.

If we continue to practice the honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness that helped get us clean and sober, these traits will be apparent in other areas of our lives. Though humility isn't generally sought as a way of life, it's the right way for recovering people.

Action for the Day: I'll be open today to ideas from any direction. I can learn something from every person.

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

One Day At A Time

The age of miracles is still with us. Our own recovery proves that!
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 153

Thought to Ponder . . .
Refresh your spirit with everyday miracles.

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

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Allow peace to be
by Ralph Marston

Let go of the troubles and let peace into this moment. Allow peace to be, and let your life give new life to it.

Breathe in the fresh air of possibility. Feel the energy of love deep within you.

See that most of the things that seem so urgent are not really that important. Choose right now to focus your life, your awareness, on what truly matters.

In this moment, there is no stress, no conflict, nothing you need. For you are here, aware, experiencing the beauty, wonder, goodness of existence.

Stay for a little while and feel the part of you that is always you. Feel how your essence transcends time and circumstance.

Sink deeper into the peaceful presence and absorb its positive power. Then, step forward and share that peace with all of life.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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