Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Let your conscience be your guide.—Jiminy Cricket
Crickets sing on summer nights because it's their nature to do so. They don't think about whistling or trumpeting or sleeping or changing the world. They've figured out their role on earth, and they do it.
We are a bit more complex than crickets, and most of the time that's lucky. In most of our affairs it's our conscience more than sheer instinct that helps us choose those thoughts and acts and feelings that are right for us.
Each of us has that little voice inside, relentless as a chirping cricket, telling us what to do. Even in the middle of our toughest decisions, we always have within us the solution that is right for us. All we have to do is listen-and trust.
What does my inner voice say about today's decisions?
From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©
Goodness is likewise repaid. Giving love, attention, respect to the individuals who share our lives and to the people who cross our paths by chance, will smooth our own passage day by day. The effects of our goodness will often be felt quickly. A smile elicits a smile. Kind thoughts bless us as well as the receiver. Life events do come full circle.
At first it was a shock to realize I was an alcoholic,
but the realization that there was hope made it easier.
The baffling problem of getting drunk
when I had every intention of staying sober was simplified.
It was a great relief to know I didn't have to drink any more.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 354
Thought to Ponder . . .
If I don't drink today, I have the hope of a tomorrow.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O P E = Heart Open; Please Enter.
Live what you are
Don’t just advocate and argue for what you value. Live it.
Don’t just wish for and talk about your dreams. Live them.
Devote each individual moment of your life to what you sincerely care about. Bring your hopes, dreams and values to life by consistently living them.
No matter what situation you’re in, you can live it with a focus on what truly matters to you. Every day, there are countless ways to put the beauty of your unique perspective into meaningful action.
There is no need to wait for your dreams to come true. Today is when you can make them true with the way you live your life.
You are overflowing with amazing possibilities. Today, and every day, live what you are.
— Ralph Marston