Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 2-9-2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Today's Gift

Leave yourself alone. —Jenny Janacek

Three friends were talking. One blamed their self for an unkind remark someone had made to them. Another blamed their self for not getting work done. The other compared their looks to those of the movie stars and thought they were ugly.

They each noticed how the other two had put themselves down without being aware of it, and they began to laugh. Then they vowed to be as kind to themselves as they were to each other. Each time they caught themselves being mean to themselves, they imagined they were their own best friend, and were as understanding to themselves as they were to one another.

When we are kind to ourselves, only then can we be truly kind to others, and make ourselves a gift to those around us.

How have I been kind to myself 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

We have seen too much defeatism, too much pessimism, too much of a negative approach. The answer is simple: if you want something very badly, you can achieve it. It may take patience, very hard work, a real struggle, and a long time; but it can be done . . . faith is a prerequisite of any undertaking. . . . --Margo Jones

How many dreams have we let die? How many projects did we start, only to leave them unfinished? How many times have we promised ourselves, "This time will be different," but then didn't work to make it so? Negativity breeds more negativity. Fortunately, its opposite does likewise. Our attitude will carry us a long way. And a positive attitude will make all things possible.

We are meant for good living. But we must seek it out and be open to its invitation, be willing to put forth the necessary effort. Our dreams are our invitations to move forward, to strive for a further goal. And having faith in our ability to achieve our dreams will make easier the necessary steps.

We have been blessed with dreams, all of us. They are gifts meant to stretch our capabilities.

Action for the Day: I can trust my dreams and aspirations. They are mine, alone, and special to me. Achievement is possible; faith and a positive attitude will ease my efforts.

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

Lessons of life
by Ralph Marston

Take no satisfaction in the failure of others. Learn from it.

Harbor no resentment at the success of others. Learn from it.

Learn from what works, from what doesn’t work. Learn from sparkling new ventures and grand old stories.

Learn from the pain, and from the pleasure too. Learn from what amazes you, what repulses you, what drains you, what energizes you.

Learn by challenging what you know. Learn by admitting what you don’t know.

Life’s lessons contain some of its greatest value. Seize every opportunity to learn, and claim that value for your own.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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