AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Suppose now you are making your second visit to a man. He has read this volume and says he is prepared to go through with the Twelve Steps of the program of recovery. Having had the experience yourself, you can give him much practical advice. Let him know you are available if he wishes to make a decision and tell his story, but do not insist upon it if he prefers to consult someone else. – Pg. 96 – Working With Others
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
‘Living life on life’s terms, just what does this mean to us? It doesn’t mean we will get a brownie button for every day we stay abstinent. It simply means life can be tough and we can still stay sober if we chose to live by principle.
Help me live life on life’s terms by accepting the good along with bad realizing that ‘realities’ are not good excuses to use mind-affecting chemicals.
Today, I will dream dreams. There is nothing wrong with having a couple of dreams for myself if they are realistic and don’t remove me from life too much. To work toward a dream can be a constructive use of my talents and energies. It can give me a positive focus. If my dreams are wild and I am not willing to do the work necessary to realize them, they will only frustrate me and lower my self-esteem. If, however, I am able to dream what makes sense for me and work to put it within my reach, it can be a real process of growth and challenge. My energy and enthusiasm can help me move through blocks, and my commitment can show me that love and effort can be their own reward.
I can stretch myself.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
There are no magic wands or burning bushes in our program. Just footwork and faith.
As I feed my faith, my doubts will starve to death.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
The Steps keep us from suicide; the Traditions, from homicide.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
I immediately release everything I am struggling with today. I release everything to my Higher Power, knowing that I am getting all the help that I need today.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
I’m the type of alcoholic that when I stop drinking, for all practical purposes, that’s where my alcoholism begins. – Bob D.