Friday, December 6, 2013
Each day provides its own gifts.—Ruth P. Freedman
We are guaranteed experiences that are absolutely right for us today. We are progressing on schedule. Even when our personal hopes are unmet, we are given the necessary opportunities for achieving those goals that complement our unique destinies.
Today is full of special surprises, and we will be the recipient of the ones which are sent to help us grow - in all the ways necessary for our continued journey. We might not consider every experience a gift at this time. But hindsight will offer the clarity lacking at the moment, just as it has done in many instances that have gone before.
We are only offered part of our personal drama each day. But we can trust our lives to have many scenes, many acts, points of climax, and a conclusion. Each of us tells a story with our lives, one different from all other stories and yet necessary to the telling of many other stories too. The days ahead will help us tell our story. Our interactions with others will influence our outcomes and theirs. We can trust the drama and give fully to our roles.
Every day is a gift exchange. I give, and I will receive.
From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Before Orville and Wilbur Wright ever flew the first airplane at Kitty Hawk, they believed flight was possible. They had a picture of it in their minds. The first step in creating anything is to be able to picture it in our minds. If we can picture it as a possibility, we can work to make it happen.
When we were small, we dreamed a thousand dreams about what could happen in our lives. Anything, even magical things, seemed like they could happen, and our world was full of visions. That part of us that believes wonderful, magical things can happen is still in us. It may have been beaten down for a while, but it is still there waiting to help us seek the wonderful, lovely, and good things in life.
Action for the Day: Today I will continue to work toward my dreams.
One Day At A Time
I now know that what is involved in taking the AA program entire, as the early AA's gave it to us,
is not the prospect of turning into some sort of repulsive goody-goody.
It's the threat of being truly alive, aware, and even perhaps ecstatic.
I'm coming to believe that if I do not accept all of what this program offers (demands?),
but instead walk away from it as somehow more than I bargained for, I might get drunk.
- Came To Believe . . ., p. 118
Thought to Ponder . . .
The Program was a dazzling gem being dangled before my eyes.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
P R O G R A M = Prayer, Recovery, Open-mindedness, Gratitude, Reality, Acceptance, Meetings.
Don’t just think about how great life can be. Live those thoughts.
In your own unique way, you are incredibly smart. So use the opportunity of this day to live smart.
Your best ideas deserve much more than to be stuck in your mind. Bring those ideas to life.
You intuitively understand what it will take to make a positive difference in the world. So go ahead, and actually do what it takes.
Put your thinking into action and truly experience how great life can be. Translate your intelligent thoughts into effective, rewarding efforts.
You’re smart enough to know what it takes to create the fulfillment you desire. Put that great intelligence to use, today, and make it happen.
— Ralph Marston