Friday, June 9, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 6-9-2017

Friday, June 9, 2017
Today's Gift

We never know how high we are 'Til we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies. —Emily Dickinson

We are all capable of far more than we think we are. It's in the tough times, however, that we discover the depths of our strength, and it's then that we know that some power has enabled us to do what we thought we could not. Whatever we call that power, it is there for us when we need it.

To do what seems impossible, all we need to do is ask for the help we think we need. And we can look within, too, and summon our whole selves to the task at hand. With all that going for us, how can we fail? And when the tough work is over, we'll look back and know we've grown from the experience. And yes, our statures will have touched the skies.

When I am faced with a tough task, how do I respond?

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

The process of living, for each of us, is pretty similar. For every gain there is a setback. For every success, a failure. For every moment of joy, a time of sadness. For every hope realized, one is dashed. --Sue Atchley Ebaugh

The balance of events in our lives is much like the balance of nature. The pendulum swings; every extreme condition is offset by its opposite, and we learn to appreciate the gifts . . . of the bad times as well as the periods of rest.

On occasion we'll discover that our course in life has changed direction. We need not be alarmed. Step Three has promised that we are in caring hands. Our every concern, every detail of our lives will be taken care of, in the right way, at the right time.

We can develop gratitude for all conditions, good or bad. Each has its necessary place in our development as healthy, happy women. We need the sorrows along with the joys if we are to gain new insights. Our failures keep us humble; they remind us of our need for the care and guidance of others. And for every hope dashed, we can remember, one will be realized.

Action for the Day: Life is a process. I will accept the variations with gratitude. Each, in its own way, blesses me.

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

One Day At A Time

Defects and Humility
All of us saw, for example, that we lacked honesty and tolerance, that we were beset at times
by attacks of self-pity or delusions of personal grandeur. But while this was a humiliating
experience, it didn't necessarily mean that we had yet acquired much actual humility.
Though now recognized, our defects were still there. Something had to be done about them.
- 12 Steps & 12 Traditions, p. 58

Thought to Ponder . . .
Learning is the very essence of humility; the two walk hand in hand.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
C H A N G E = C
hoosing Humility Allows New Growth Everyday

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Bigger than the disappointments
by Ralph Marston

Be bigger than the disappointments. Feel them, understand them, learn from them, and then move forward from them.

Many things can get you down. Nothing has to keep you down.

As difficult as life can be, you can be positive about it. Choose a positive perspective, positive words, positive actions, positive expectations.

In any situation, there is a way to respond that makes the situation better. There is a way to create value.

The troubles can often be big, yet you can be bigger. Seize the opportunity to build strength, capability, experience and resilience.

Experience each disappointment precisely once, refusing to let it echo through your life. Take the energy and turn it toward something good, useful, positive and fulfilling.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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