Monday, July 3, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 7-3-2017

Monday, July 3, 2017
Today's Gift

You are here for a purpose. There is not a duplicate of you in the whole wide world; there never has been, there never will be. You were brought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over. —Lou Austin

No other person is exactly like you or me. No one can do exactly what we can, or touch another person in exactly the way we can. Out of all the people who could have been created, we were chosen to be a part of this time and place.

We are needed to fulfill a plan, in our families as well as in our relationships. Knowing we have unique abilities, we will spend less time feeling jealous of what others can do.

Through our dreams and yearnings, the Universe shows us who we can be. It is up to us to have the courage to follow that dream with action.

What unique gift can I offer the world today?

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

Walk In Dry Places

Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist but also in the ability to start over. --F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sitting in a stalled car on the railroad tracks with a train approaching, one needs to let go and start over. A man who persists in that situation will die. Many situations require fierce persistence, but in others we need to start over. Early in recovery, most of us haven't had a good way of knowing the difference. Perhaps with every challenge we tried harder and held on tighter. Our codependent relationships and our addictions had been our escapes.

Often we long for some clear directions from our Higher Power to tell us, "Now is the time to let go," or "Now is the time to persist." That is not how we hear from our Higher Power. We can practice being less automatic in rising to every challenge. We can learn to see the wisdom and vitality in starting over. Certainly our recovery is a good example. Gradually we develop our contact with our Higher Power to help discern the difference. As we do, we develop more options for leading healthier lives.

Action for the Day: Today, I will not automatically persist with a challenge. I will notice when I have an opportunity to let go.

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

One Day At A Time

Program of Action
The program of action, though entirely sensible, was pretty drastic.
It meant I would have to throw several lifelong conceptions out of the window.
That was not easy. But the moment I made up my mind to go through with the process,
I had the curious feeling that my dysfunctional condition was relieved, as in fact it proved to be.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 42

Thought to Ponder . . .
What is now proved was once only imagined.

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

Unique voice
by Ralph Marston

You are a unique voice. Use that voice to say what you truly mean, to express who you really are.

The value in your life comes from your desire to live it in your own special way. Feel the substance of those deeply held desires, and give them life in each moment.

The most meaningful and helpful gifts you can give to others come from your own unique perspective. Celebrate and joyfully give life to that perspective in new and creative ways each day.

Within you there is immense and unique value. Don’t be ashamed or afraid to let it flow out from you, for it can brighten and enhance every circumstance.

If others choose to place negative judgments on you, that’s their problem, not yours. Keep right on expressing your own special perspective, and you cannot help but create impressive, exceptional value.

Sing your own songs with your own distinct voice, and give the beauty of your joyful, creative self to each moment. Let your very own light shine brilliantly today, and every day, on all of life.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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