AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Our liquor was but a symptom. So we had to get down to causes and conditions. – Pg. 64 – How It Works – 3rd. and 4th. Edition
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
One of the things you will notice about our fellowship is that we hug a lot. Often this makes newcomers uncomfortable because they are not used to being given love and attention without serious strings attached. There are no strings, we just simply love you.
Give me the courage to hug the next clean and sober person I see.
I search for silver linings, for the deeper meaning of the events in my life. Life is my teacher if I can learn to read the subtle messages that are laced into the circumstances that I co-create around me. I will look for the lesson. When life offers up its inevitable challenges, I will try to understand what I am meant to see that I am not seeing, what I am meant to hear that I am not hearing, what I am meant to know that I am not knowing. There is always a silver lining if I look for it. Even if I don’t see it readily, I trust that it is there and that it will reveal itself to me over time. Life isn’t simple. One of the ways that I can grow from life’s adversities, is to see what is positive about a difficult situation, to look for the silver lining. I can grow in joy and in pain. It doesn’t need to be one or the other because pain can transform into joy. It can be the fire that clears the field for new and tender growth.
There is always a silver lining.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Our program will work for people who believe in God. Our program will work for people who don’t believe in God. Our program will not work for people who believe they are God.
A God of my understanding, a God not of my understanding. God can simply be a ‘Group Of Drunks’ if I choose!
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
With the 12 Steps, you have break throughs, not break downs.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I take the time to be with me and find peace and love and truth. It is mine if I just stop. It is mine if I just think the thoughts I want to feel.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
They say I’m the heart of AA. If that’s true, then Dr Bob was it’s soul. And the blood of my heart. – Bill W. ( On the day Dr. Bob died )