Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 2-14-2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Today's Gift

Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. —Karl Menninger

Receiving a loving hug from a parent or perhaps a smile from a friend or even a stranger gives us a special feeling inside. We know we are important to others when they show us their love through attention. And we sometimes forget that we matter to others. Family members and friends feel good in the same way when we show them our love. Everyone needs to be loved.

How can we show our love? Must it be through a hug? Doing a favor for someone is loving. Helping around the house or the yard is loving, particularly when we've volunteered our help. Giving an unexpected gift to a friend is a way of showing love. Showing others we care, even when they are angry, is perhaps the nicest of all expressions of love.

What new way can I show someone I care today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©
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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

Love is the magician, the enchanter that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings and queens of common clay. --Robert G. Ingersoll

Love invites us to perform our very best. Knowing we're loved removes the edge of terror when we're contemplating the unfamiliar -- the party with strangers or meeting a new boss.

We are transformed by love. It comforts the questioning mind and the quavering heart. We can endure the long moments of suspense while awaiting a hoped-for outcome when we know we're loved. And those times we doubt another's love, times that are sure to come, will quickly slip by if we're reaching out with a loving heart to someone else.

Every event promises greater joy when experienced with a spirit laced with love. The robin's song, the laughter of children, the vibrant colors that ooze from the petals of flowers capture our attention when we're feeling loved.

Love heals us and bonds us and promises us a life filled with moments of magic.

Action for the Day: I will be willing to give love to my friends in trust. My strength as a person will increase as my bonds of friendship increase.

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

One Day At A Time

The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered
a common solution. We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree,
and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 17

Thought to Ponder . . .
It works—it really does.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
S O L U T I O N S = S
aving Our Lives Using The Inventory Of Needed Steps

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

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Not all about you
by Ralph Marston

Let the best of life come from you. But don’t try to make life be all about you.

You are knowledgeable, skilled, resourceful, experienced, creative and worthy of the best in your own unique way. Yet you don’t know it all, and can’t do it all, and wouldn’t even want to.

Much of life’s beauty comes from being a part of something larger than yourself. If you confine yourself inside a tight, impenetrable shell, you miss the best opportunities for fulfillment and enrichment.

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to acknowledge and embrace the value of others. Raise up your own life by enthusiastically giving your genuine respect, compassion, cooperation, friendship and love.

Multiply your joy, multiply your opportunities for learning, multiply your effectiveness and your best possibilities. Live beyond yourself, where it’s not all about you.

Living your life can be a miraculous experience. And when you live beyond yourself, life gets even better.

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

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