Friday, June 30, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 6-30-2017

Friday, June 30, 2017
Today's Gift

Cultivate your garden. Let it take root in you until your thousand eyes open like violets to morning light. —Nancy Paddock

In our imaginations we can mix images and ideas from all over the world-imagine the thousand eyes of a peacock growing among the purple violets, or babies that grow on trees! In our imaginations we can also nurture feelings of love, affection, self-esteem.

All of us-not just writers-can learn to see the images in our own minds. We can do this by breathing slowly, relaxing, and looking at the movie in our minds. We may see a field of wildflowers, or find ourselves wading across a stream in the mountains. We might see happiness as wildflowers and grass coming up through the sidewalk, breaking the concrete into chunks and sand, growing so slowly yet with such great power. It may help us appreciate our growth today to look at it this way.

Can I visualize my happiness right now? What does it look like?

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

There is nothing as easy as denouncing. It don't take much to see that something is wrong, but it takes some eyesight to see what will put it right again. --Will Rogers

We come to this day with a choice of whether to be for something or against it. Shall we put energy into what we seek and admire or shall we give our energy to opposition and resistance of what we dislike? If someone asks a favor, we have a choice to resent and resist the intrusion or to engage with the person and see where it might lead. If a project we are working on is frustrating, we can wallow in criticizing it or try to get a clearer picture of what will work and what we want.

Criticizing may be a helpful first stage in learning, but it is seductive because it holds little risk and we feel safe doing it. In that comfort we forget to go for ward to create what we really want. Our negative energy, when we are seduced by it, creates negative results. When we look back upon today, we will admire those choices that risked creating something positive.

Today's Action: Today, I will not give my energy to denouncing but to creating what I believe is worthwhile.

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

One Day At A Time

It Never Fails
If you still think you are strong enough to beat the game alone, that is your affair.
But if you really and truly want to quit drinking liquor for good and all, and
sincerely feel that you must have some help, we know that we have an answer for you.
It never fails, if you go about it with one half the zeal you have been in the habit of showing
when you were getting another drink.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 181

Thought to Ponder . . .
It works—it really does.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = A
lcoholic's Answer

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Positive initiative
by Ralph Marston

A smile will give you something to smile about. Just try it and see. Offer an encouraging word and suddenly you’ll have a reason to be encouraged. It works every time.

Be positive and you’ll have something to be positive about. Rather than waiting and hoping that something good will come along, be the something good that comes along.

You always have the ability and the opportunity to change the world for the better in your own special way. Every moment that goes by is a moment you can use to move positively forward, when you choose to do so.

If the day seems too dark, fill it with the light of your love and laughter. If life seems too discouraging, give to it your positive energy.

The situation is always ripe for someone to step forward with a positive initiative. Be that someone, right here, right now, and see how great it can be.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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