AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Cessation of drinking is but the first step away from a highly strained, abnormal condition. A doctor said to us, ‘Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic. The entire family is, to some extent, ill.’ – Pg. 122 – The Family Afterward
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Just for today, live in the now. It’s a 24 hour program and you only have to worry about this hour. This hour you are clean and in the right place looking for and accepting help.
Grant me the patience to accept this hour of abstinence without reservation.
Each Day is a Day of Birth
I am being continually reborn. Each day life renews itself transforming from one state to another. Flowers bloom and then their petals drop to the ground and become fertilizer for new growth. Seasons change. The sun comes up and at the end of each day it disappears for the night only to reappear bright, strong and warm the next morning. I am part of this natural and daily renewal of life. Everything I experience becomes part of my process of personal growth. I refine my learning each day, I drop what I don’t need to the ground where it becomes fertilizer for tomorrow’s renewal, tomorrow’s rebirth, into my ever expanding sense of life. Each day gifts come and go, each day they are renewed.
I am born each day into more of myself.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
You can’t change reality but you can change your attitude toward it.
When reality messes up my fantasies, I pause and ask my Higher Power to guide my thoughts.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Be stronger at what you’re doing, than your feelings are at what they’re doing.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Even when I have doubt I know a power greater than myself is guiding me on my path today.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
I wrote my 4th Step exactly as it says in the AA Big Book. I made the columns . I wrote everybody I resented – which basically turned out to be everybody who breathed air I thought should have been mine. I wrote in the next column what they did to me – Well all my life I wanted to tell you what ‘They’ did to me. And in the third column, how it affected me. Well it affected my self-worth, my dignity my security… no wonder I drank! And I was having a great time until I accidentally turned the page. And hidden in the body of text it says ‘Referring to our list again, we put out of our minds the wrongs others had done, and looked at what our part was.’ ( Big Book Pg. 67 ) Well now it wasn’t fun anymore. But I made a 4th column and looked at my part, and that was my inventory. And when I finished it I knew I belonged in Alcoholics Anonymous. I believe we all have the same story. We all acted it out a little differently but we all a have the same story. – Patti O.