Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 3-7-2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Today's Gift

Life if you will, is a work of art, and if we have paid loving attention to its details, we will be able to take pride in the finished product. – Harold Kushner

Without even realizing it, we often do things that are good for us and make us happy. We do something that creates well-being, and we have a successful day. When we pay attention to actions that create well-being we can have a successful week. Taking good care of our homes makes us feel proud and so does helping a fellow human being in need. Making volunteer work a part of how we live, showing kindness to others and ourselves, reaching out — all these choices enhance our well-being.

When we pay attention to those around us, a transformation occurs within our spiritual selves. Then we shall have given ourselves the gift of a meaningful life.

I will pay loving attention to the details of my day.

From One More Day (Hazelden Meditation Series) By Sefra K. Pitzele

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

To make the world a friendly place One must show it a friendly face.---James Whitcomb Riley

We are beginning to learn that we get what we expect. Why? If we believe that people are out to get us, we'll not treat them well. We will think it's okay to "get them" before they "get us." Then, they'll be angry and want to get even. And on it goes. It's great when we can meet the world with a balance. We are honest people. We can expect others to be fair with us. We get the faith, strength, and courage to do this because of our trust in our Higher Power.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, I put my life in Your care. Use me to spread Your love to others.

Action for the Day: Today, I'll spread friendliness. I will greet people with a smile.

From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums
One Day At A Time

The Greatest Possession
Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the very thing which makes life
seem so worth while to us now. Cling to the thought that, in our Higher Power’s hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have—the key to life and happiness for others.
With it you can avert death and misery for them.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 124

Thought to Ponder . . .
Through adversity, we find strength.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
E S H = E
xperience, Strength and Hope

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

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Success of others
by Ralph Marston

Some people see those who have achieved great success, and they respond by becoming envious. Others respond by becoming inspired and committed to reaching even greater goals of their own. Some people respond to the success of others by trying to take it away or minimize it in some way. Others realize that their efforts are far better spent in creating their own success.

Another person’s success does not in any way diminish your prospects. In fact, the more people there are who are truly successful, the more opportunities you have to succeed. No one who thrives at the expense of others will continue to thrive for long. For true and lasting success comes only to those who provide positive and useful value to others.

The success of your neighbor is your success too. For it makes even more possibilities available to you. Let the success of others positively inspire you. Then go ahead and become an inspiration yourself.

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

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