Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 7-11-2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Today's Gift

Always think of what you have to do as easy and it will become so. —Emile Corie

How we think about the activities before us is very important. If we think cleaning the garage is hard, dirty, and no chance for fun, that's just how it will feel. We'll be tired before we even begin. However, if we approach it like a treasure hunt, expecting to rediscover some long-forgotten treasures, we'll enjoy the task. In fact, it will feel like a game.

The thoughts we carry in our minds determine whether our tasks are fun or not. What good fortune it is that we can control those thoughts. If we approach an assignment for school or a job believing that we're able to do it, that it's not too hard for us, we'll finish with ease. Our thoughts determine our successes. In this way, our lives are in our own hands.

How much better can I make my life today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©
Today's Gift Daily Meditations for Families.jpg

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day http://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/recovery/thought-for-the-day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Everybody knows that when they're happy, than usually the people around them are happy.---George Harrison

Do we think we can't be happy until others are happy? Then nobody is happy. Our unhappy friends won't take our advice. They say,” Why should I do what you say? You are not happy either." And we answer, "I'll be okay when you're happy." We make them responsible for our happiness. What a mess!

We can only make one person happy---ourselves. How? By living as our Higher Power leads us. By working the Steps. By being grateful for the good things in our lives. By loving ourselves and others, just as we are.

And maybe when we're happy, our friends will learn from us. They can be happy too. But only our friends can make themselves happy.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, as I do my part in Your plan today, help me feel connected to You and to life.

Today's Action: Today I'll enjoy my happiness. I'll look for three ways to share it with others.

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

One Day At A Time

We are there to sweep off our side of the street, realizing that nothing worth
while can be accomplished until we do so, never trying to tell him what he
should do. His faults are not discussed. We stick to our own. If our manner
is calm, frank, and open, we will be gratified with the result.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, pp. 77 - 78 

Thought to Ponder...
It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.

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

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy AA-Alive.net)

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Powered by intention
by Ralph Marston

Worry renders opportunity invisible. Don’t indulge in it.

Panic sets off a cascade of mistakes. Make the choice to never let it take hold.

Knowledge, practice and familiarity remove the fear from whatever you undertake. Cultivate them to the highest degree possible.

Every action changes something, makes some sort of difference in your world. Let your actions be powered by your intentions, not by fear or worry or panic.

You have what it takes to thrive, to advance, to prosper in any situation. What it takes is smart, well-rehearsed, intentional, courageous action.

Decide not to succumb to negative emotion. Seize the opportunity by getting yourself engaged in effective action.

From The Daily Motivator website at http://greatday.com/

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