Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 7-19-2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Today's Gift

One comes, finally, to believe whatever one repeats to one's self, whether the statement is true or false. --Napoleon Hill

Our inner dialogue can have awesome power. It often determines the behavior that defines who we are. We do, of course, have some choice as to the direction this inner dialogue will take. It's as easy to affirm our self-worth with positive messages as it is to tear ourselves down with negative ones. And yet, many of us fall so easily into negative patterns of thought.

As with so many aspects of our life, we become proficient at what we regularly practice. The regular, preferably daily, use of positive affirmations can make such a profound contribution to our well-being and willingness to grow and learn, that it can change the course of our life. All we have to do is develop the discipline to make these positive messages habitual. In so doing, we bring our vision of ourselves in line with our Higher Power's, Who accepts us completely as we are.

The messages I give myself today will remind me that I am capable and lovable.

From the book In God's Care by Karen Casey. ©
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From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

When you feel rejected, start accepting yourself, and then go out and accept someone. --Sondra Ray

There was once a mother who felt rejected when her children grew up and needed to separate from her. She felt hurt when they pushed her away and no longer wanted all the love and caring that she wanted to give them. She thought, What's wrong with me?

Encouraged by her friends, she began to ask herself another question: What's right with me? The more answers she found to that question, the better she liked herself. The better she liked herself, the more she was able to see her children's need to separate from her as their own natural and healthy urge for independence, and not the result of her shortcomings.

Our good points may seem undesirable to others, but that's not our fault. Sometimes, too much of a good thing can be inappropriate, but that doesn't make it bad.

Today's Action: Today I will make a list and honor what's right with me.

One Day At A Time

Enjoying Life
We have been speaking to you of serious, sometimes tragic things.
We have been dealing with alcohol in its worst aspect. But we aren’t a glum lot.
If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn’t want it.
We absolutely insist on enjoying life.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 132

Thought to Ponder
Laughter is the sound of recovery.

AA-related 'Alconym'
A L O H A  = A L
ot Of Happy Alcoholics/Addicts

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Today you can
by Ralph Marston

Today, life begins all over again. Today you have the opportunity to free yourself from limitations that may have previously held you back.

Today you can move beyond the disappointments and shortcomings that once hounded you. Today is ready to be created, to be lived, to be experienced and put to use.

Today, you can choose what to carry with you and what to leave behind. Today you have the chance to live life the way you know it can best be lived.

Today is the culmination of every day you’ve ever lived. You bring to this day more experience, more reasons to move forward, more of life’s energy than any day yet.

It could be just another day, like many that have come before. Yet it can be whatever you decide to make it.

Today is golden, for today is here, and you are here to fill it with your own unique value. Today you can, if you will.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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