Friday, January 27, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 1-27-2017

Friday, January 27, 2017
Today's Gift

We can act ourselves into right thinking easier than we can think ourselves into right acting. --Anonymous

The best thing for us to do in our life is to be honest in how we act and think. We must be true to that belief.

We can't think for others, and they can't think for us. Friends can tell us the lessons they have learned from their experiences. If those lessons fit us, we can use them to help guide us and our thinking. We often hear, "Take what you need and leave the rest."

As good for us as our ideas are, we must not force them on others. We can only offer them. And we won't be true to ourselves if we are jealous of other people's ideas. We never know what we can do until we try, and we can't be sure what ideas are best for us until we test them.

Am I dedicated to the beliefs that are best for me in my life?

From the book Easy Does It ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. --Billie Jean King

Champions are made. How lucky we are to have the Steps to guide us to become champions. The program promises us self-awareness, but we have to put forth the effort. And the process isn't always easy. We have liabilities, all of us, and it's generally easier to see them than our assets. Self-awareness is recognizing both. To become a champion, whether as an athlete, a homemaker, a teacher, a secretary, or an attorney, is to maximize the assets and minimize the liabilities, but to accept the existence of both. The program that we share offers us daily opportunities to know ourselves, to help other women know themselves, and to strengthen our assets along the way. We can feel our assets growing, and it feels good. We can see our liabilities diminish, and it feels good. The program offers us a championship.

Action for the Day: I can strengthen my assets, first by knowing them, and then by emphasizing them repeatedly. I'll focus on one today.

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

One Day At A Time

Time after time newcomers have tried to keep to themselves certain facts about their lives.
Trying to avoid this humbling experience, they have turned to easier methods.
Almost invariably they got drunk. Having persevered with the rest of the program,
they wondered why they fell.
We think the reason is that they never completed their housecleaning.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, pp. 72-73

Thought to Ponder . . .
I cannot mend if I bend the truth.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
N O W = N
o Other Way

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Better way
by Ralph Marston

The anger that drives you will also block you. Let it go, and find a better way.

Retribution perpetuates itself endlessly on both sides, and no one ever wins. Forgive, and move beyond it.

Put thought and effort into making a difference, not just into making a point. Center your life around all you love, nurture, care for, rather than being consumed by what you oppose.

Champion your values through positive, beneficial action. Earn support for your cause not by bickering or intimidation, but by helping even those who disagree with you.

In a world of conflict, what attracts attention is not more conflict. Be a shining light of peaceful tolerance, respect, understanding.

Free yourself from the narrow confines imposed by judgment, retribution, resentment and anger. Open new positive possibilities for all of life.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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