Friday, June 23, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 6-23-2017

Friday, June 23, 2017
Today's Gift

Jealousy is cruel as the grave. --Song of Solomon

Most bushes and small trees need trimming every year. They have branches that hang out over the sidewalk and get in people's way. Sometimes the branches grow so long and low to the ground that the tree looks weighted down.

Jealousy is like an overgrown branch--it weighs us down. It is one of those feelings all of us deal with. We may be jealous of someone's looks or talent, or maybe even their good luck. Like the overgrown branches, jealousy sticks out all over and gets in other people's way as well as our own. It is a part of us we need to keep cutting back.

If we are good gardeners, we will get out the clippers. Seeing and talking about our jealousy is the best way to start using those clippers. If we do this, our own leaves will be healthier, and our blossoms will grow.

Is there someone I am jealous of? Can I use my clippers 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

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years of trying to get other people interested in you. --Dale Carnegie

We wanted friends, but our addiction wanted all our attention. We had no time to be close to others.

Well, stand aside addiction! The program has taught us that others are important. Our purpose is to help others. People have become what's important to us.

Now we listen to others. We help them do what they want to do, not what we want them to do. We help people instead of use them. Friendship is now a way of life. And another promise of the program becomes a part of us.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me to know that I'm here to help others, not just myself. Through others, I find myself.

Today's Action: Today I'll help someone in the way he or she wants to be helped.

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

One Day At A Time

Seeking Humility
We saw we needn't always be bludgeoned and beaten into humility.
It could come quite as much from our voluntary reaching for it as it
could from unremitting suffering. A great turning point in our lives
came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted,
rather than as something we must have.
- Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions, p. 75

Thought to Ponder . . .
Humility is not a station we arrive at; it's a way of traveling.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
C H A N G E = C
hoosing Humility Allows New Gifts and Energy

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Reflected back
by Ralph Marston

Would you like to see yourself at your best? Then observe yourself as you’re offering kindness to another.

Would you like to more fully enjoy all the good things you have? Find that enjoyment by generously sharing those good things.

Would you like to feel that your life really matters? Then feel yourself making a difference in the lives of those around you.

If you wish to learn, then seek to teach. If you’d like to be heard and understood, listen attentively so as to understand who you’re speaking to before you speak.

Be respectful and you’ll be respected. Love genuinely and you’ll be genuinely loved.

What you give, what you offer, the flavor of your disposition, is all reflected back to you in every experience. Make your life very good by being very good to all of life.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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