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Post Info TOPIC: Hope for Today Feb 5

~*Service Worker*~

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Hope for Today Feb 5

Good morning everyone-

Todays reading is a focus on the slogan: think. As the writer points out, for many of us thinking (too much) is the problem.  The intention of this one word slogan is to think before acting, think without acting impulsively, act with thoughtfulness, not reaction.

The writer has reminded him/herself that the slogan is "think", not "think,think,think, think" and has expanded the slogan to include these descriptors: "think" (in moderation), "think" (and pray), "think" (out loud with a sponsor), "think" (and feel).

When I was reading this today I was also struck at the difficulty in being reminded to think, because I know I can very easily get stuck in thinking. What came to me is the idea of thinking reasonably, not obsessively.  Putting the emphasis on whatever action I am considering- has it been thought through, and not in reaction to someone or something else?

The Thought for the Day reminds us: "'Think' is an invitation for clarity, not endless rumination..."

I hope everyone enjoys a peaceful Sunday:)



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Thank you Mary for the reading and your share. I tend to use the slogan THINK to inventory my communication and actions that will affect others. I like the expansion tools offered by this reading. When I apply them, I'm less apt to display imbalance in my actions and communications.  Alanon suggestions such as these can release me from being a hostage to solitary introspection. Today I know better and do better when I reach out rather than depending on my will only.


Surround yourself with people and elements that support your destiny, not just your history.

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Happy Sunday, Mary! Thank you for your service.

With my marriage, I had become accustomed to reacting. Because I was such a "great manager," I could identify and mitigate many of the pitfalls, my spouse (now Ex) could come up with. I thought "on my feet" quite a bit. Sometimes a useful skill.
But like most I have learned in Al-Anon, it was a good skill gone haywire by dealing with a loved one with addiction issues.

Thankfully, I don't have to think on my feet as much now. I have learned how to utilize "THINK."
I have not heard of this Thought of the Day (shocking), but I like it tremendously! Because while being a cautious person by nature who used to always think before she acted, I do have a tendency towards rumination. Rumination for me, has it's purpose, but can be "misused."

Great reminder!

I am out to do some weeding! The recent rains have made all the weeds/grasses grow like crazy, and it's finally not so cold! I am so happy to get my hands in soil again! My goal is to get my blueberry bushes into a raised bed, so I must prepare the location!
Wishing you all Peace today!


"The wolf that thrives, is the one you feed." - Cherokee legend

"Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields... Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness."  Mary Oliver



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