Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 2-14-2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Today's Gift

Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. —Karl Menninger

Receiving a loving hug from a parent or perhaps a smile from a friend or even a stranger gives us a special feeling inside. We know we are important to others when they show us their love through attention. And we sometimes forget that we matter to others. Family members and friends feel good in the same way when we show them our love. Everyone needs to be loved.

How can we show our love? Must it be through a hug? Doing a favor for someone is loving. Helping around the house or the yard is loving, particularly when we've volunteered our help. Giving an unexpected gift to a friend is a way of showing love. Showing others we care, even when they are angry, is perhaps the nicest of all expressions of love.

What new way can I show someone I care 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

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Valentine's Day

For children, Valentine's Day means candy hearts, silly cards, and excitement in the air.

How different Valentine's Day can be for us as adults. The Love Day can be a symbol that we have not yet gotten love to work for us as we would like.

Or it can be a symbol of something different, something better. We are in recovery now. We have begun the healing process. Our most painful relationships, we have learned, have assisted us on the journey to healing, even if they did little more than point out our own issues or show us what we don't want in our life.

We have started the journey of learning to love ourselves. We have started the process of opening our heart to love, real love that flows from us, to others, and back again. Do something loving for yourself. Do something loving and fun for your friends, for your children, or for anyone you choose.

It is the Love Day. Wherever we are in our healing process, we can have as much fun with it as we choose. Whatever our circumstances, we can be grateful that our heart is opening to love.

Action for the Day: I will open myself to the love available to me from people, the Universe, and my Higher Power today. I will allow myself to give and receive the love I want today. I am grateful that my heart is healing, that I am learning to love.

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

One Day At A Time

Helping Others
Your candidate may give reasons why they need not follow all of the program.
They may rebel at the thought of a drastic housecleaning which requires discussion
with other people. Do not contradict such views. Tell them you once felt as they do,
but you doubt whether you would have made much progress had you not taken action.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 94

Thought to Ponder
Trust your Higher Power. Clean house. Help others.

AA-related 'Alconym'
P R O G R A M = P
eople Relying On Goodness Relaying A Message

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Let love flow freely
by Ralph Marston

Love believes what cannot be possible. And then love makes it happen.

Love is the reason that defies all reason. Love unites even those who could never otherwise agree.

Give love not because it’s your obligation. Give love because you can.

Offer love not because you seek some treasure in return. Offer love, and you’ll find that it is the treasure.

When you’re not sure what to say, let love do the talking. If you can’t decide which way to go, decide to act from a perspective of love.

Love connects, empowers, illuminates and understands like nothing else can. Let love flow freely from every moment in your life.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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