Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 1-31-2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Today's Gift

The universe operates through dynamic exchange . . . --Deepak Chopra

The word currency comes from the Latin word currere, which means "to run," as in "to flow." Currency, or course, is another term for money. By definition, money is meant to be exchanged. We give and receive it. We've probably all heard the expressions "What goes around comes around," "Give and you shall receive," and "You get what you give." We've probably all experienced this phenomenon as well, sometimes with surprise or even amazement.

When we feel we're lacking, we open our hearts to giving. When we give what we seek, we find it returns to us at the right time and place - just when we need it, reminding us that we do not lack for anything. Gifts needn't be material or verbal. They can be good thoughts and prayers, affection, or time.

Today I will give joyfully, knowing that my needs will be met.

From the book Letting Go of Debt © by Karen Casanova
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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

We grow in time to trust the future for our answers. --Ruth Benedict

When we first started in recovery, we approached it as we did our codependent and addictive behaviors, wanting to possess it all - quickly and totally - and to do it right. Some of us thought we could learn all we needed to know about recovery in a few weeks. In living with this program, we begin to see we are engaged in a lifelong process. We are in a maturing process and this program is our guide. We can't rush it or move on to the next stage too soon. An apple tree does not blossom in the fall, and we do not expect the newly forming apples to ripen before they've grown.

Our existence in this world is like walking through the woods on a rambling path. We can only see as far ahead as the next bend. We no longer seek some big moment when we finally get the outcome or a "cure" for life's experiences. The experience along the way is all we need.

Action for the Day: Today, I will think about the tasks and rewards of this day and trust the future for what is unanswered.

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

One Day At A Time

I have found that the process of discovering who I really am
begins with knowing who I don’t want to be.
And although the disease of alcoholism inside of me is like gravity just waiting to pull me down,
AA and the Twelve Steps are like the power that causes an airplane to become airborne:
It only works when the pilot is doing the right things to make it work.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, pp. 456-457

Thought to Ponder . . .
Recovery is discovery.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A R T = A
lways Remain Teachable

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

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Value, substance, and richness
by Ralph Marston

Care more about what really matters. Care less about what doesn’t.

Put your time, awareness, energy into pursuits that make a difference. There’s no good reason to waste your life on petty, trivial matters.

Don’t let ego explode minor inconveniences into major disruptions by blowing them out of proportion. Take a deep breath, and move on past what doesn’t really matter anyway.

Fill your mind with positive thoughts that support your vision and your purpose. Fill your moments with challenging, productive efforts in the service of your highest values.

Learn to look past the trivial distractions and you’ll build strength to create big achievements. Focus your awareness and efforts where they matter most.

Grow stronger, staying focused on meaning and substance. It’s your life, it’s your time, it’s your opportunity to build value, substance, and richness.

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

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