Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 4-25-2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Today's Gift

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. —Helen Keller

There is wonder in the moment, if we but look for it, let it touch us, believe in it. And with the recognition and celebration of the wonder comes the joy we desire and await.

Being wholly in tune with the present moment is how we'll come to know the spiritual essence that connects all of life. We search for peace, happiness, and contentment outside of ourselves. We need instead to discover it within us, now and always, in whatever we are experiencing.

We can let our experiences wash over us. Longing for a different time, a distant place, a new situation breed's discontent. It prevents us from the thrill, the gifts offered in this present moment. But they are there.

We can practice feeling joyful in the present, be thrilled with the realization that right now, all is well. All is always well. Life is full of mystery and wonder and each moment of our awareness adds to the wonder.

I am moving forward; we all are. I am on target. I am participating in a glorious, wonderful drama. Let me jump for joy. I have been specially blessed.

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

A person of courage is also full of faith. -- Cicero

Faith and courage walk hand in hand. Courage empowers us to act in favor of what we believe, but cannot know. Courage is animated by the vision of faith. It doesn't take any faith to perform an action that doesn't require a risk. Only when the outcome is uncertain, and the effort itself a feat of daring, must faith and courage come on the scene together to get the job done.

To reach out to another, if we have known frequent rejection, is to act courageously in spite of an uncertain outcome. To stand firm in a decision, if we have always given in and given up, is to back our faith in a most daring and courageous way.

Many recovering people, who never think of themselves as spiritual, are excellent models of faith because they continually reach out for what is not common in their lives. Because they believe, they're willing and able to take the risk.

Action for the Day: Today, I can do what I believe I can do.

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

One Day At A Time

When you discover a prospect for Alcoholics Anonymous,
find out all you can about them. If do not not want to
stop drinking, don’t waste time trying to persuade them.
You may spoil a later opportunity.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 90

Thought to Ponder
AA is not for people who need it,
it's for people who want it.

AA-related 'Alconym'
H O L D = H
elping Others Live Daily

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Patience to achieve
by Ralph Marston

Enthusiasm may get you started. Yet patience is what carries you to the finish.

Enthusiasm feels energetic and full of power, but it can quickly burn out at the first sign of trouble. Feel enthusiasm, and then go beyond it.

The real work of achievement is not glamorous, does not usually lend itself to enthusiasm. The real work of achievement is done with patience, with persistence.

Yes, be enthusiastic about what you’re doing. But don’t let enthusiasm be the only thing, don’t depend on it solely.

Be willing to put in the hours, the months, the years if necessary. Be willing to do the tedious work, the complicated, frustrating tasks, to persist and endure in your effort.

Then, even when enthusiasm wanes, you can get the job done. Because you still have the desire to make a difference, and the patience to achieve.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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