Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 4-18-2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Today's Gift

. . . there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. --Booker T. Washington

It's not what we do for a job that counts, it's how we do it. It's not what our chores at home might be, it's how we do them. And it's not what grades we get in school, but rather how hard we try. Doing our best, whether it's making a bed, writing a report, or listening to a friend tell about an experience gives us a good feeling about ourselves.

Each of us is special to one another. And we are special to this very moment. Because what is past can't be repeated, let's remember to enjoy every moment as it comes. Let's pay close attention to each person, each activity that we encounter today. It's not what we do today, but how we do it that counts.

Can I do each thing well today, even the small things?

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

It seems to me that I have always been waiting for something better - sometimes to see the best I had snatched from me. --Dorothy Reed Mendenhall

Gratitude for what is prepares us for the blessings just around the corner. What is so necessary to understand is that our wait for what's around the corner closes our eyes to the joys of the present moment. We have only the 24 hours ahead of us. In fact, all we can be certain of having is the moment we are presently experiencing. And it is a gift to be enjoyed. There is no better gift just right for us than this moment, at this time.

We can, each of us, look back on former days, realizing that we learned too late the value of a friend or an experience. Both are now gone. With practice and a commitment to ourselves, we can learn to reap the benefits of today, hour by hour. When we detach from the present and wait for tomorrow, or next week, or look to next year, we are stunting our spiritual growth. Life can only bless us now, one breath at a time.

Action for the Day: I can live in the present if I choose to. Gentle reminders are often necessary, however. I will step into my life, today. It can become a habit, one I will never want to break.

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

Provided you hold back nothing, your sense of relief will mount from
minute to minute. The dammed-up emotions of years break out of their
confinement, and miraculously vanish as soon as they are exposed.
As the pain subsides, a healing tranquility takes its place.
- 12 Steps & 12 Traditions, p. 62

Thought to Ponder . . .
Clear vision for tomorrow comes only after a real look at yesterday.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F A I T H = F
acing An Inner Truth Heals

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

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Think, act, feel and know
by Ralph Marston

Think you can, and keep thinking it. Think you can, and let that thought blossom into action.

Act as though you can, and continue the action. Allow your action to build confidence, and then you’ll know you can.

Know you can, and feel the responsibility of your own effectiveness. Know you can, and honor that knowing, that capability, with a worthy purpose.

In the confluence of your thoughts, actions, feelings, there lives great power. Keep reminding yourself to invest that power wisely, every day, every moment.

Think you can, act on that thought, feel your power, and know you’re making a difference. With thankfulness for all there is, make that difference positive, uplifting, life-enriching.

Today you have good and transformative things to do. Bring those good possibilities to life with the way you think, act, feel and know.

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

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