Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 1/11/2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Today's Gift

When people make changes in their lives in a certain area, they may start by changing the way they talk bout that subject, how they act about it, their attitude toward it, or an underlying decision concerning it. --Jean Illsley Clarke

Acting "as if" is powerful. It leads the way to a changed attitude, a changed person. If we are self-conscious in crowds and fearful about meeting new people and yet act poised and extend our hands in friendship, we'll not only behave in a new way, but feel good about it, too. Each act we take in this way brings us closer to the person we are behaving like. Each positive change we make builds our self-esteem. Realizing that through our own actions we are becoming the kind of person we admire gives us the strength, in fact, encourages the excitement in us that's needed to keep changing. Making positive changes in our lives is the stuff that comprises self-esteem. Each gain makes the next one easier to attempt.

I will accept an opportunity today to act "as if" I can handle a situation I used to run from.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the light, even though for the moment you do not see...Bill W.

At times, we'll go through pain and hardship, At times, we'll have doubts. At times, we'll get angry and think we just don't care anymore. These things can spiritually blind us. But this normal. Hopefully, we'll be ready for those times. Hopefully, we will have friends who will be there for you. Thank God for these moments! Yes, hard times can make our spirits deep and strong. These moments tell us who we are as sober people. These moments help us grow and change. Spirituality is about choice. To be spiritual, we must turn ourselves over to the care of our Higher Power.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me find You in my moments of blindness. This is when I really need You.

Action for the Day: Today I'll get ready for the hard times ahead. I will list my friends who will be there for me.

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

One Day At A Time

Conscious Contact
Almost any experienced AA will tell how their affairs have taken
remarkable and unexpected turns for the better as they tried to improve their conscious contact with their Higher Power.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions,pp. 104-105

Thought to Ponder . . .
Take a walk with your Higher Power. They will meet you at the Steps.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
G O D = G
ood Orderly Direction

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

You deserve the richness
by Ralph Marston

Listen to what you don’t want to hear, and learn. Do what you don’t want to do, and grow stronger.

Venture into where you are uncomfortable, and boost your confidence. Allow your views to be challenged, and elevate your wisdom.

Your life is worth all you can invest in it, and more. Do the hard stuff, because you deserve the richness it will bring.

Free yourself from the comfortable emptiness of trivial distractions. Immerse yourself in what challenges, what strengthens, what matters.

Say no to things that have no substance. Give a strong and hearty yes to the things that do.

Let your purpose emerge in moments large and small. Feel its power as it gives great benefit to all your world.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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