Monday, April 3, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 4-3-2017

Monday, April 3, 2017
Today's Gift

Ask, and ye shall receive. --John 16:24

Somewhere in our past life, we may have picked up the idea that it's not all right to ask for help, that asking for help would be a sign of weakness. Sometimes life calls for some basic changes in our thinking, and when we feel vulnerable is the best time to reach out and ask for help from our Higher Power, from our family, and from our friends. It's hard for us, at first. We may be afraid of rejection, or of being laughed at for not knowing all the answers. But once we've taken the risk and openly asked for help, we realize our fears are a part of the past, and we can leave them behind us.

In asking for help, we acknowledge that we can't do it all by ourselves. We surrender once again to powerlessness. And we give others the joy and satisfaction of helping us.

Today if I'm feeling I'm on a "solo-fight," help me to reach out and find support just by asking.

From the book Body, Mind, and Spirit ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

... all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well. --Julian of Norwich

Why are we prone to exaggerating the seriousness of the circumstances in our lives? Perhaps it's because we lived for years barely on the fringe of sensible choices. We reacted hysterically to all manner of experiences, the mundane as well as the momentous. Our reactions could turn any situation sour. At long last we are learning a new behavior, but it takes practice.

As we learn to rely on a Higher Power to help us handle our experiences, we begin to grow in peace and the belief that all is well. Even when we are tormented by a decision, we can have faith that our Higher Power will lead us where we need to go. Our part of the bargain is to ask for help and to be open to guidance.

Today's Action: I will know peace today because I will trust my Higher Power's guidance in the situations I face. All will be well if I do my part.

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

One Day At A Time

Are we now ready to let our Higher Power remove from us all the things which we
have admitted are objectionable? Can He now take them all—every one?
If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask our Higher Power to help us be willing.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 76

Thought to Ponder . . .
The Three "P's" -- Pause, Pray, Proceed.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
K I S S = K
eep It Simple; Surrender

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Give hope
by Ralph Marston

Every situation starts out as hopeless. When there is hope, it is provided by you.

Hope is not based on the way things are. Hope arises from your choice to feel it.

You can give hope to this day. And then you can justify that hope by the way you live.

Hope is not only for the young and strong and advantaged. Hope is for all who love life and its endless possibilities.

Now, no matter what, you can give hope, and you can live that hope. Now, no matter what, you have as much reason and ability to feel true joy as anyone has ever had.

So feel that joy, live with real hope, love and treasure all the goodness. Give hope, live up to your hope, and let your hope prove itself to be very well founded.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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