AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
To Christ I conceded the certainty of a great man, not too closely followed by those who claimed Him. His moral teachings – most excellent. For myself, I had adopted those parts which seemed convenient and not too difficult; the rest I disregarded. – Pg. 11 – Bill’s Story
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Let us speculate on another subtle ‘trick’ of our disease: It lies to us! ‘It wasn’t so bad; I’m not really out of control; everyone drinks a little; these people are stupid.’ These are lies.
I can lose my blessings. If I don’t appreciate them, they can disappear. If I feel overly entitled, if I take what is mine for granted, if I behave as if it is simply owed me and I don’t need to notice or appreciate them, I am literally telling them to shrink. There is a wisdom, even a divine sort of self centerdness to gratitude, because what I focus on with appreciation has a way of expanding in my life. If I erase my blessings, I don’t feed them with the grace of gratitude. If I give thanks for them, I show the creative force that brings forth all good things, that I am awake enough to appreciate what has been so generously given.
I know enough to say thank you.
– Tian Dayton PhD
I pray that the subtle lies of addiction go in one ear and out the other!
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
You are an exceptional human being. There has never been anyone with your personality, ability, and unique way of seeing things. Take the world by storm because you have what it takes!
I used to feel impending doom. Now I feel impending good.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Talking about the spiritual part of the program is like talking about the wet part of the ocean.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I will accept all of me just as I am. I will put aside all judgments and I will rejoice at the miracle of my uniqueness.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
The highest rank in AA: Sober. – Ken.