AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
If you have been successful in solving your own domestic problems, tell the newcomer’s family how that was accomplished. In this way you can set them on the right track without becoming critical of them. The story of how you and your wife settled your difficulties is worth any amount of criticism. – Pg. 100 – Working With Others
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
It is our experience in recovery that a Power greater then ourselves places the answers before us that we need to hear when we need to hear them. Often we don’t like the answers and ignore the reality of them. But we can face reality now, if we choose.
Please give me the strength to see this through to the next hour. Help me face the reality of recovery and not slip back to the insanity of using.
Staying with Myself
Today, I see that having my own life begins inside of me. It is not just a function of what I do, but the attitude with which I move through my day. Having my own life is about checking in with myself to see how I’m doing. It’s wearing a sweater if I’m cold and taking a break if I’m tired. It’s making sure that I’m having enough fun in my life, paying attention to what I enjoy doing, doing more of that and finding ways of reducing what doesn’t feel good. Having a life is letting myself have my own unique likes and dislikes, and acting on them in constructive ways. It is not organizing my life so that it is good enough for everyone else, forgetting that it needs to be good enough for me as well. I occupy the center of my own life.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
You may not always know what is right but you sure know what is wrong. Anytime you have to give excuses for why you do what you do, it’s wrong.
If I have to explain or excuse it, then I can do without it.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
In a bar, we got sympathy–as long as our money lasted. In AA, we get understanding for nothing.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I dare to believe in the beauty of love. Today I trust I am being led to love by love and my day will be full of love.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
Change only happens when the pain of holding on is greater than the fear of letting go. – Unknown origin.