AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
As we look back, we feel we had gone on drinking many years beyond the point where we could quit on our will power. If anyone questions whether he has entered this dangerous area, let him try leaving liquor alone for one year. If he is a real alcoholic and very far advanced, there is scant chance of success. – Pg. 34 – More About Alcoholism
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Tomorrow is not a day to worry about. Yes, there are possible adversities, burdens, and fears but the sun will rise without our control and we know not whether it rises in splendor or behind a mask of stormy weather. Therefore, we leave tomorrow to tend itself.
Tomorrow is a day I will never meet so I stay focused in this hour and tend to my needs now–not project about unknown needs tomorrow.
Anger and Blame
Today, I accept my feelings of anger and blame without beating myself up for them. Feelings aren’t facts; they are meant to inform me of what is going on inside me. When I constantly judge myself for what I feel, I make my difficult emotions much more complicated, and they last ten times as long. There is nothing inherently wrong with any feelings – so what if I am angry and feel like getting mad? Accepting this allows the feeling to pass through me. Fighting it keeps me tangled up inside with no way out. Judging myself doesn’t help anyone, least of all me. Frightening feelings are just frightening feelings. I do not have to overreact to them.
My own feelings need not toss me in every direction.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
There are many times when crying is the appropriate thing to do. Tears let us know that you need to be supported and consoled. Do not be afraid to cry. Do not be afraid to support others when they cry.
Tears are liquid prayers.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
A good listener is not only popular everywhere but after awhile he knows something.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I choose to see myself well and whole. Today I put all my energy into positive thoughts, knowing that my body is healthy and strong.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should be as happy as kings. – Robert Louis Stevenson.