Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 5-30-2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Today's Gift

In anxiety-provoking situations, many people feel unable to act. They find themselves at a loss to come up with an effective response, or any response at all. —Stanlee Phelps and Nancy Austin

Feeling unable to act is a humiliation, perhaps an embarrassment, and it is habit-forming. Perhaps our inertia is due to our need to act "correctly" and the accompanying fear that we'll err. Unfortunately, our fear of action reinforces itself. The only way to end the vicious cycle is to act - right or wrong. The surprise in store for us is that no action we take will be truly wrong. We will learn not only from the action itself, but also from its ripples.

The response to life we make through action will gratify us; it will nourish us and will make us dread less the next situation that calls for a response.

Opportunities for action are the stepping-stones to emotional maturity. The more we "act," the more able we are to act. And a new habit is formed.

Taking action, even when I fear it's wrong, is growth producing. Without growth there is no life. Today, I will live!

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

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

One Day at a Time ---AA program slogan

One Day at a Time reminds us to live in a sane, natural way. It reminds us we can't control the past. It reminds us we can't control the future. We can live only in the present. We have only the moment. We have only today.

Before recovery, our worries about the past and the future put stress in our lives We need to live in a way that doesn't put us in danger. We need to live in a way that lets us enjoy things. We need to live in a way that lets us stay close to others, ourselves, and our Higher Power.

Prayer for the Day: 
Higher Power, teach me to really live One Day at a Time.

Action for the Day: Today, I'll keep reminding myself that I have the moment. No more, no less. Am I using my moments the way my Higher Power wants me to?

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

One Day At A Time

So we think cheerfulness and laughter make for usefulness. Outsiders are sometimes shocked when we bust into merriment over a seemingly tragic experience out of the past.
But why shouldn’t we laugh? We have recovered, and have been given the power to help others.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p 132

Thought to Ponder . . .
Laughter a the sound of life.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
T L C = T
ears, Laughter, Caring

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

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Enthusiastic attitude
by Ralph Marston

Stop fighting against what you have to do. Turn it into what you want to do.

For any given task, you can be miserable and plodding or you can be enthusiastic and highly effective. It all depends on your attitude.

Instead of dreading and avoiding something that you must get done, choose to look forward to it. Then jump in, make it happen, and get it finished once and for all.

It’s really very easy to make a change in your attitude. You can do it without lifting a finger.

With a positive, enthusiastic attitude toward whatever task you must complete, the work will go more quickly and smoothly. And, you’ll feel a whole lot better while doing it.

Decide that you truly want to get it done. And soon you’ll be reaping the rewards of your effective effort.

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

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