AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Young people may be encouraged by man’s experience to think that they can stop, as he did, on their own will power. We doubt if many of them can do it, because none will really want to stop, and hardly one of them, because of the peculiar twist already acquired, will find he can win out. Several of our crowd, men of thirty or less, had been drinking only a few years, but they found themselves as helpless as those who had been drinking twenty years. – Pg. 33 – More About Alcoholism
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Sometimes it is tough to stay away from our drug of choice for a whole day. The call and craving are so strong! When we can’t manage a whole day, we manage this hour. When the hour is up, we manage one more until we are clean.
Help me to stay clean and sober, from one hour to the next.
Appreciating What I Have
Today I won’t let my desire for more, blind me to what’s already here. My life is full of blessings that I look right past when all I see is what’s missing rather than what is there. Desire is natural and good, I need to feel it to grow and reach beyond myself. But today, I will appreciate what I already have before I ask for more. Appreciation is like water on a plant, it causes good to grow in my life. What I appreciate expands. It grows before my eyes, it deepens and widens. The mere act of appreciation somehow creates more of what I am already giving thanks for. It opens doors to the coffers of this generous world and invites the its bounty to come in. Appreciation lets the creative universe know that I am grateful for what is being so freely given to me.
Today I will appreciate what I have knowing that it opens a doorway to increase.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
It is remarkable how often we run across this feeling of ‘uniqueness’ as we recover. We may brag that we used more, had worse contacts, spent more in bars, treated our family worse, were younger, older, blacker, gayer, more sensitive–whatever.
I am the only ‘me’ there is ever going to be. I do not try to convince others that I am a better me than they.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
If you have one hand in the fellowship and one hand in God’s, you can’t pick up today.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I am unveiling my layers and layers of self-doubt and letting them go. Today I am taking back all the power I have given to others by discovering the courage that comes from my own wisdom.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
Alcoholism is the only prison where the locks are on the inside. – Peggy M