Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 4-5-2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Today's Gift

I came to the conclusion then that "continual mindfulness". . . must mean, not a sergeant-major-like drilling of thoughts, but a continual readiness to look and readiness to accept whatever came. —Joanna Field

Resistance to the events, the situations, the many people who come into our lives blocks the growth we are offered every day. Every moment of every day is offering us a gift: the gift of awareness of other persons, awareness of our natural surroundings, awareness of our own personal impact on creation. And in awareness comes our growth as a perosn.

Living in the now, being present in the moment, guarantees us the protection of our Higher Power. And in the stretches of time when we anxiously anticipate the events of the future, we cheat ourselves of the security our Higher Power offers us right now.

We are always being taken care of, right here, right now. Being mindful, this minute, of what's happening and only this, eases all anxieties, erases all fears. We only struggle when we have moved our sights from the present moment. Within the now lies all peace.

The most important lesson I have to learn, the lesson that will eliminate all of my pain and struggle, is to receive fully that which is offered in each moment of my life.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Go outside, to the fields, enjoy nature and the sunshine, go out and try to recapture happiness in yourself and in your Higher Power.---Anne Frank

Many of us look at the joy and beauty of the program with caution. It was different from our addictive joy. Was it to be trusted? When we started working the Steps, we found inner joy and beauty. As we let go and gave in to the program, we found more happiness. We found joy in ourselves, our friends, our Higher Power, and those around us. Our self-pity changed to self-respect. We were truly out in the sunshine. We were no longer lost in misery. We know how to walk through misery to find joy.

Prayer for the Day: May I become better friends with myself. Higher Power, let me see the world through Your innocent, yet wise and loving eyes

Action for the Day: Today I'll work to make my life and the lives of others more joyful. I'll greet myself and others with much joy.

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

One Day At A Time

A New Life
Is sobriety all that we are to expect of a spiritual awakening? No, sobriety
is only a bare beginning; it is only the first gift of the first awakening.
If more gifts are to be received, our awakening has to go on.
- As Bill Sees It, p 8

Thought to Ponder . . .
Sobriety is not a destination, but an everlasting journey.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H J F = H
appy, Joyous, Free

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Let love be your choice
by Ralph Marston

Love those who hate you, ignore you, demean you, marginalize you. For they are the ones who need your love the most.

Seek to understand those who make no attempt to understand. Forgive those who hurt you, and even those who want to continue hurting you.

Forgive, understand, love, for if you don’t your life will soon be filled with anger, retribution, hostility. That’s not the kind of life you want to live.

You cannot control the choices of others. Yet you never have to let those choices overwhelm your life with negativity.

Let love be your choice, no matter what others do. Choose truth, integrity, compassion, caring, to fill your moments and your days.

Breathe in the pure, fresh, wondrous energy of existence. And let your light brightly shine for all.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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