Friday, February 10, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 2-10-2017

Friday, February 10, 2017
Today's Gift

A bird does not sing because he has an answer. He sings because he has a song. —Joan Walsh Anglund

Each of us has a song to sing, just as birds do. Part of knowing who we are is appreciating our own songs. Are our songs gentle like the robins, or are we brilliant leaders like the bluejay? Are we easy to be around like the sparrow, or do we radiate joy and laughter like the loon?

Each of these birds has something special to offer. So do we, with our own unique personalities and talents. What a waste it would be if the loon never dashed across the lake because he wanted to be a robin instead. It is important to learn who we are and to believe we are special in our own way. We give joy to the world around us when we sing our own songs.

Have I listened to my own song lately?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©
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From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Life didn't promise to be wonderful. ---Teddy Pendergrass

Life doesn't promise us anything, except a chance. We have a chance to live any way we like. No matter how we choose to live, we'll have pain and we'll have joy. And we can learn from both.

We can have life's biggest wonder---love. We share it in a smile, a touch, a phone call, or a note. We share it with our friends, our partners, our family. Life didn't promise to be wonderful, but it sure is full of little wonders! And we only have to open up and see them, feel them, and let them happen.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me see the wonders of life today, in nature, in people's faces, in my own heart.

Action for the Day: I can help make a wonderful things happen for others, with a smile, a greeting, a helping hand. What "little" things will I do for somebody today?

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

One Day At A Time

In thinking about our day we may face indecision.
We may not be able to determine which course to take.
Here we ask our Higher Power for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision.
We relax and take it easy. We don’t struggle.
We are often surprised how the right answers come after we have tried this for a while.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 86

Thought to Ponder . . .
With our Higher Power's help, intuition and inspiration are possible.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
K I S S = K
eeping It Simple, Spiritually

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

To be strong
by Ralph Marston

What does it take to be strong? You must activate the strength that is yours with which to live.

The flame burns strong simply because it is a flame. The river runs strong because that is what rivers must do.

Strength grows by being exercised. To be strong, do what you would do with strength, and to be stronger, keep doing it.

Strength is in your nature. It is up to you to deploy that strength into the experience of your life.

You are strong enough to make a start. And you are strong enough to get stronger.

The strength to act, to wait, to persist, to resist, does not spring from clever strategy. Your strength begins the moment you begin.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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