"'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding'.
We may start to think that how we do on the assignment will determine if we're good or bad people
i do that.
fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb
great point . . . I sometimes forget that this fear is underlying it . . .
I have gotten out of the habit of the daily check in because I've been working with a coach to whom I email but I want to come back to the check ins here as long as I can keep myself from getting sidetracked and stay focused while I get some spiritual and program nourishment. I also want to maintain my commitment to recovery.
On the reading for today, I get out of it the affirmation that "I am capable of finishing my projects." And ask the questions: "What can I start that I have been putting off?"
READING FOR DAY
There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.
A big assignment can be scary to face. We may start to think that how we do on the assignment will determine if we're good or bad people. The more we think about it, the harder that task seems.
The key to overcoming our negative feelings is to say to ourselves that we are capable of finishing our projects. We must say it over and over until we start believing it's true.
Then we can attack the assignment with vitality and positive energy we didn't know we had.
We can make up our minds to do our best and accept that from ourselves. We say Edison was a genius, but our light bulbs still burn out regularly. Even Einstein was wrong once in a while, and he knew it, but that didn't stop him from trying.
When we feel afraid to start something because it seems too big a job, let's stop and think what the first step would be, and do each small step in its own time.
What can I start that I've been putting off?
From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families
I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.
I want to thank jalla for starting this trend.
Things I did today
1. Went to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting
2. Went to the 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting
3. Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting
4. Went to the 8 a.m. telephone OA meeting
5. Went to the 9 a.m. telephone ACA meeting
6. Went to the 9:30 a.m. telephone OA meeting
Things I will do today
1. Take shower
2. Get dressed
3. Go shopping
4. Put stuff away
5. Eat lunch
6. Wash dishes
7. Test blood sugar twice
8. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting
9. Go to the 7:30 p.m. face to face NA meeting
10. Go to the 10 p.m. online EA meeting
11. Do my 11th Step for OA
12. Do numbers
Thsnks for letting me share
show up (done), plan, exer
Jal, thank you for the starter :
"We learn the magical lesson that making the most of what we have turns it into more.
—Codependent No More
Say thank you, until we mean it.
Thank God, life, and the universe for everyone and everything sent your way.
unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and
more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, and confusion to
clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a
stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts, failures into
successes, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into
important events. It can turn an existence into a real life, and
disconnected situations into important and beneficial lessons. Gratitude
makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision
The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
i agree with those statements about gratitude. It makes a HUGE difference in my attitude.
Hi Vic- thanks for these beautiful and true words that are full of hope. xo
2 bottles of water
Abstinence from unplanned time.
Abstinence from relying on self.
:) conference early, til 3p or so.
:) v task
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
sort tasks - to tired
:) pre-plan tmwr
"Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of christ, so that whether i come and see you, or am absent, i may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel." - Philippians 1:27
The Bible has a rly gr8 unity message. It's inspiring.
THINGS I DID WELL TODAY
stayed on track, mostly, even tho hard transition
THINGS I COULD HAVE DONE BETTER
not sure. was a pretty good day. rly tired.
THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR
God is with me.
Thanks Jalla - and I also think that thank you can be empowering. I'm certainly finding that listing things that I am grateful for at the end of each day, puts me into a much more positive frame of mind. Having said that, I know I have not yet done it for today and as it is now after 11 I am going to leave my check in until I get up tomorrow!
Back again, been to cafe, lingered over a crossword and have now put the timer on for ten minutes, when I will start writing.
10- 12 write scene with H
book 10 days
1.3o - 3.30 prov with mem
pick up papers
find out about buses
prepare B's present
with B and S
bed at 11
WHAT I DID WELL TODAY
good day - did everything I intended except bookings
WHAT I COULD HAVE DONE BETTER
WHAT I AM GRATEFUL FOR
dinner with friends, beautiful food, friendly place,
M and Co skyping
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