Monday, February 19, 2018

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 2-19-2018

Monday, February 19, 2018
Today's Gift

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently. —Agnes DeMille

The day ahead offers us choices of many kinds - some big ones, many that will affect other persons close to us, a few that will have profound effects on our destiny. But no choice, no decision we make, will be wrong. A particular decision may lead us slightly astray. Down a dead-end path perhaps - but we can always turn back and choose again.

We are seldom aware of the gravity of a particular choice at the time of making it. Only hindsight reveals the wisdom of an important choice. Nevertheless, no choice is without importance in the overall picture of our lives. And at the same time, no choice is all-powerful regarding our destiny. We are offered chances again and again for making the right choices, the ones that will most contribute to the bigger plan for our lives.

I need not worry about today's opportunities for decision-making. I will listen to those around me. I will seek guidance in the messages coming to me. I will make the choices I need to, today.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Changing brings questions, and questions bring change. ---Anonymous

What am I becoming? How do I know if what I'm doing is right? Is it best for me? We are full of questions. Often, times of question a are times of change. We are becoming something new, and there is always a little fear of change. Luckily, we don't need to know what we are becoming to find peace. What we need to know is what we believe in. And we'll become what we believe in. If we believe in sobriety, we'll be sober. If we believe in honestly, we'll struggle to be more honest. We must give ourselves the freedom of becoming. Becoming means we're on a trip, a journey. Over time, becoming takes on a comfort of its own.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, what am I becoming? I give up having to know the answer. All I need to believe is that You love me and will do what is best for me.

Action for the Day: I'll ask lots of questions. Often, the question is more important than the answer.

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

One Day At A Time

We Asked
Without help it is too much for us.
But there is One who has all power—that One is our Higher Power. May you find Them now!
Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point.
We asked Their protection and care with complete abandon.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 59

Thought to Ponder
When we surrender to our Higher Power, the journey begins.

AA-related 'Alconym'
G O D = G
ift Of Divine

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Fresh new world
by Ralph Marston

No matter how many times you have failed in the past, you can go positively forward now. No matter how often you’ve wandered from the path, you can now choose to move straight ahead.

Do not be dismayed by anything that has come to pass. For this is a new day, with new possibilities, and you’re here to live them, now.

Whether you’ve let yourself down for a few minutes, or for decades, that time is now over. This is your time to fill your life with purpose, action, joy and fulfillment.

Whatever has been, has been, and is done. What is to be, is yours now to choose.

Every disappointment you’ve ever felt can now fuel your determination. Every opportunity you’ve missed can remind you to fully seize the opportunities you now have.

Open your eyes, your heart, your everything to the fresh new world of possibilities. There is so much you can do, and now, right now, is when you choose.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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