Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 6-7-2017

Wednesday, June 6, 2017
Today's Gift

Without discipline, there's no life at all. —Katharine Hepburn

Procrastination is habitual. It's perhaps a habit we've struggled with over the years, and not one that can be willed away. It eats at us, no doubt. How many times have we gone to bed at night depressed, discouraged, and angry with ourselves for not finishing a job we promised ourselves, or someone else, we'd do! Sometimes it feels hopeless. The tasks awaiting our attention pile up, seem impossible to complete. But there is hope. There is a solution.

We have only this day to concern ourselves with. We can break the spell of procrastination, lethargy, immobility, if we choose. We can pick a task that needs attention, any task, preferably a small one for today. Maybe it's writing a letter, or fixing a hem, or making an appointment to see a doctor. Deciding to do something, and then doing it, breaks through the barriers that have caged us. Immediately we will sense the surge of freedom. In this moment we can always act. And any act will free us.

When procrastination blocks us, our senses are dead to the friends close to us. It's as though we have stepped outside of the circle of life. The real gifts of life are beyond our reach when we choose inaction.

I will get free. I will tackle a small task today. It will bless me in special ways.

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

Problems are opportunities for stretching our minds.

Wringing our hands over circumstances gone awry wastes our energy. In any twenty-four hours we will experience many situations that will evolve according to our Higher Power's plan, rather than our own. We'd feel our spirits being lifted if we could assume that any ripple in a day's activities is simply our Higher Power's way of reminding us that outcomes are not ours to orchestrate.

As we grow accustomed to a broader range of perspectives than just our own, we become more aware of the multiplicity of views. This stretches our minds, teaching us to see in new and valuable ways. It is no accident that each of us brings a unique contribution and personal viewpoint to the table. Our Higher Power's design has gathered us together to learn from one another.

Today's Action: I will appreciate other people's viewpoints today. It is part of my Higher Power's plan for my growth.

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

One Day At A Time

Any Length
If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length
to get it—then you are ready to take certain steps. At some of these we balked.
We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p 58

Thought to Ponder . . .

Sobriety without action is fantasy.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
S W A T = S
urrender, Willingness, Action, Trust

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Now cannot wait
by Ralph Marston

Now is when good work gets done. Now is when problems are solved and dreams are fulfilled.

Later is where ideas and intentions go to fade away, never to be heard from again. Later is filled with dreams that never came to life, and never will.

Your life deserves your efforts now. Every good possibility is packed into now, and now is your chance to make the possibilities yours.

Now cannot wait, and you must not wait. Now is when you can live, love, think, learn, act and create.

Now is when all of life exists, achieves, enjoys, moves forward. Now is opportunity, and the resources, energy, drive and desire to make something of it.

Every moment you ever have is available only at the time it comes, not before, not after. Now is when you must act, for there is no other choice.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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