Monday, April 24, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 4-24-2017

Monday, April 24, 2017
Today's Gift

I'm very glad to have something to be passionate about. I can't imagine a life without passion. Sylvia Kristel

"This week, I went scuba diving," a man told me. "Hadn't done it for years. I forgot how much doing something I love, even for one afternoon, can change my entire outlook on life."

It's easy to tell ourselves we can't have what we want and can't do what we want. And sometimes, we can't. But once in a while, even for an afternoon, it is helpful to treat yourself.

Our passion is our strength.

How long has it been since you did something you loved? Are you willing to be open to what excites and inspires you? If you can't do what you love, can you find passion in what you are doing?

From the book 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact ©
52 Weeks of Conscious Contact by Melody Beattie.jpg

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

The first springs of great events, like those of great rivers, are often mean and little. --Jonathan Swift

Our lives are like streams which flow through time. Looking at the flow of our whole lives, we see the interconnections of many days that seemed minor. Each day contributes to the stream of goals and faith and relationships. As we look at the flow of a whole river, we see at its beginning a little trickle of water here, joining another trickle there, slowly gathering together a stream that develops force and direction.

We may look for intensity in our lives and ignore the quiet. Much of our lives may have been lived on a roller coaster of major crises. As terrible as it seemed, it was not dull. Today may seem rather boring. But in recovery we learn to appreciate the more subtle trickle that a good day can be. Simply continuing with the flow - of our program, of faithfulness to our values, of being emotionally present in our relationships - adds up to a rich life.

Action for the Day: May I see the continuity of my life in the simple moments of this day.

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

One Day At A Time

Faith in Action
But they will be curious to learn why their own convictions have not worked
and why yours seem to work so well. They may be an example of the truth
that faith alone is insufficient. To be vital, faith must be accompanied
by self sacrifice and unselfish, constructive action.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 93

Thought to Ponder . . .
If faith without works is dead; then willingness without action is fantasy. Faith is mighty. Action with faith is mightier.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O W = H
onest, Open-minded, Willing

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Love is always willing
by Ralph Marston

There’s something in you important enough to get you moving. Something in your life matters so much it will persistently push you into action.

Find that something. Connect yourself to it and stay connected.

It could be another person, a dream you have, something you want to achieve, some particular value you hold dear. It could be a feeling you like to have.

Whatever it is, bring it to the front of your awareness. Keep it there, and tap into its inexhaustible motivating energy.

You have a reason to bear any burden, to work through any challenge, to find your way forward no matter what. Think of what you’re more thankful for than anything else, of what you care about more than life itself.

Whatever you love without condition will push you ahead through any condition. Love is always willing.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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