Friday, May 18, 2018

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 5-18-2018

Friday, May 18, 2018
Today's Gift

. . . in order to feel anything you need strength . . . —Anna Maria Ortese

Strength for any task, to withstand any pressure, to find the solution to any problem, is always as close as our very breath. We expend all our energy, wearing ourselves down, even getting sick from worry when we fail to turn to the source of strength that is ours for the taking.

We are offered, moment-by-moment, opportunities to experience the rapture of life. We have the chance to trust our senses, to turn ourselves over to the moment, knowing we can survive every experience, knowing we are guaranteed new knowledge, a greater awareness of the meaning of our own lives when we're fully attuned to the experiences that are uniquely our own, right here, right now.

Our strength increases as we flex it, not unlike muscles. The more we turn to that greater power, the more available that source of strength becomes. With practice, it becomes habitual to let the Universe help us withstand all pressures, solve every problem. In time, the pressures and problems seem to exist no more. We learn to let our higher power circumvent the difficulties in our lives. Free at last, we become free at last to feel the real joys of living.

All the strength I need to face anything that's worrying me is at hand. I will let go and let the Universe me 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

You cannot plan the future by the past.---Edmund Burke

We got tried of how we were living. We honestly looked at our life. We saw that alcohol and other drugs controlled our life. We met others who understood us. And we came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could help us. We turned our will and our life over to this Power. In so doing, we learned that life doesn't take place in the past or in the future. We find our program in the present.

Prayer for the Day: I pray that I'll leave the past in the past. I pray that I'll walk into each moment with my Higher Power.

Action for the Day: The only time we revisit the past is when we tell our story. Today, I'll tell my story to someone. I'll tell what really happened. I'll tell what life is like now.

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

One Day At A Time

Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort
is made “to practice these principles in all our affairs,” well-grounded A.A.'s seem
to have the ability, by our Higher Power's grace, to take these troubles in stride and
turn them into demonstrations of faith.
- Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions, p. 114

Thought to Ponder
Reliance on my Higher Power enables me to match calamity with serenity.

AA-related 'Alconym'
F A I T H = F
acing All, Intuitively Trusting Him/Her.

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Bask in the wonder
by Ralph Marston

Bask in the wonder of life. Give yourself to awe, to love, to the experience of goodness.

Warm every corner of your awareness with appreciation. Earn your best possibilities by bringing them to fruition.

Exhaust yourself with joy. Align yourself with the goodness that can be found in every situation.

What you have, whatever form it may take, consists of a treasure that has no equal. Open your senses and your sensibilities to let the beauty in.

Savor the opportunity to live each moment. Surprise yourself with how much more, and more, you can give.

No effort is too burdensome, no trouble too deep to vanquish the wonder that is yours to experience. Let the richness of that wonder come to life right now in you.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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