Friday, July 14, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 7-14-2017

Friday, July 14, 2017
Today's Gift

Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind. —Alice Meyvell

It's thought that Abe Lincoln once said, "We're as happy as we make up our minds to be." In other words, we decide to be happy. Bad weather, lost toys, broken plans, even angry friends don't have to ruin our own happiness unless we let them. We're always in control of our own thoughts and feelings, and happiness is a feeling we can choose even when others around us have chosen to be angry or sad. Even when the day is gloomy and none of our plans are working out, we can still be cheerful if we decide to be. How lucky we are that someone else can't decide for us how to feel. We'd be nothing more than robots if that were true.

Am I ready to make this day a happy one?

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

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Through spontaneity we are reformed into ourselves. Freed from handed-down frames of reference, spontaneity becomes the moment of personal freedom when we are faced with a reality, explore it, and act accordingly. --Viola Spolin

Living in the here and the now opens up untold possibilities for new growth. Our inner self is enticed in new directions when our attention is fully in the present. When our minds are still on last night's argument or tomorrow's board meeting, we wear blinders to the activity at hand. And our Higher Power, as our teacher and protector, resides in this experience, in the hearts of these people present.

Every single moment has something for us. Maybe a new piece of information. A piece that solves a problem that's been puzzling us. Perhaps a chance to make a new friend, one who will be there in a time of need.

Letting go of yesterday frees us. We need not be burdened. It is gone. Our lives could be eased, so much, if we kept our focus on the experience at hand, where the problems we ponder have their solutions. Always.

Action for the Day: I will greet today, skipping, smiling, ready for the answers, the truths, the directions meant only for me. The wonders of today will bless me.

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

One Day At A Time

Helping Others
If you are satisfied that they are a real alcoholic/addict, begin to dwell on the hopeless feature of the malady.
Show them, from your own experience, how the dysfunctional mental condition surrounding that first drink/drug prevents normal functioning of the will power.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 92

Thought to Ponder
Trust the Universe. Clean house. Help others.

AA-related 'Alconym'
A L C O H O L I C S = A L
ife Centered On Helping Others Live In Complete Sobriety

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Start with joy
by Ralph Marston

There’s a reason why the sunrise is so beautiful and magnificent. It sets the stage for a positive, fulfilling day.

When you start the day by choosing to be joyful, you put yourself in a creative, effective state of mind. You’ll make yourself better able to handle whatever may come your way during the day.

A relationship that gets off to a positive start at the very beginning will quickly flourish and build great value. You can forge a positive relationship with each day when you begin it in a joyful way.

Even if the day is gray and gloomy you can choose to start it with a positive experience of your own making. Fulfillment comes to those who make it happen, and there’s no better time than the beginning of your day to start moving forward.

There’s an endless list of ways in which you can begin the day on a positive note. And the days that start well have the best chance of going well.

A new day arrives, ready to be lived. Choose to start it with joy.

From The Daily Motivator website at

No comments:

Post a Comment