Friday, June 16, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 6-16-2017

Friday, June 16, 2017
Today's Gift

Being alive is being creative. You need do nothing but affirm your aliveness. —Gay Bonner

What does it mean to be alive? Does it mean merely breathing, eating, and moving around, or is there more to it? Being alive can mean different things to different people. To some, it's sewing a baby quilt for a new life about to be born. To others, it's singing, or walking, or running. Still others find it in the exhilaration of skiing, or the tropical splendor they find when scuba diving.

Each of us has our own favorite activity that lets us feel our creativity and vitality, that lets us feel a part of the larger world. Two gifts these activities leave us with are joy and energy. Joy is one of the most creative forces we can call on, and energy gives us the power to do it well.

What will my creative activity be today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©
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From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Having boundaries doesn't complicate life; boundaries simplify life. --Beyond Codependency

There is a positive aspect to boundary setting. We learn to listen to ourselves and identify what hurt us and what we don't like. But we also learn to identify what feels good.
When we are willing to take some risks and begin actively doing so, we will enhance the quality of our life.

What do we like? What feels good? What brings us pleasure? Whose company do we enjoy? What helps us to feel good in the morning? What's a real treat in our life? What are the small, daily activities that make us feel nurtured and cared for?

What appeals to our emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical self? What actually feels good to us?

We have deprived ourselves to long. There is no need to do that anymore, no need. If it feels good, and the consequences are self-loving and not self defeating, do it!

Action for the Day: Today, I will do for myself those little things that make life more pleasurable. I will not deny myself healthy treats.

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

One Day At A Time

Spiritual Life
For if an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual life through work and
self-sacrifice for others, he could not survive the certain trials and low spots ahead.
If he did not work, he would surely drink again, and if he drank, he would surely die.
Then faith would be dead indeed. With us it is just like that.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, pp. 14 - 15

Thought to Ponder . . .
Spiritual progress isn't what gets us sober, it's what keeps us sober.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
S O B E R = S
piritually On Beam; Everything's Right

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Envision a positive future
by Ralph Marston

Envision a bright, shining, positive future. Then let that bright future pull you toward it through your attitude and your efforts.

Your future is not an automatic extrapolation of the present. It is built from whatever you choose to create.

It’s easy to claim the world is in a mess and to give up on making things any better. Yet the future has not happened yet, and positive energy you exert in the present directly influences the way your future unfolds.

Envision a positive future, then live each present moment with that vision as your guide. Put the power of your intention to work by giving it a solid, desirable, consistent direction.

Setbacks, challenges, and disappointments are sure to come. Each time they do, recommit yourself to your positive vision, and emerge stronger than ever.

Envision a positive future. And enjoy living your life to make that future real.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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