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Daily Recovery Quotes – September 28, 2014

September 28, 2014

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

There is, however, a vast amount of fun about it all. I suppose some would be shocked at our seeming worldliness and levity. But just underneath there is deadly earnestness. Faith has to work twenty-four hours a day in and through us, or we perish. – Pg. 16 – Bill’s Story

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Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

This hour may be rough. No one promised us a rose garden and if they did they were wrong. Recovery is not a thing like a rose garden; it is a process like the act of gardening. Right now we are tilling the soil; soon you will be planting seeds; later new growth will reach for the sun.

Let me know Higher Power, God as I understand You, that I can’t reach for the sun until I’ve left the muck of addiction.

Distorted Reasoning

This disease distorted the reasoning of all around me. Because we were trying so hard to hide the pain of watching those we love become mired in the disease and losing our grip on our own happiness, we used our thinking to twist and bend the truth into a more palatable shape. We rationalized, denied what was right in front of us, made excuses and sometimes lied because it made us feel better than to admit the truth. The alcoholic lied to hide their uses and abuses, the family members lied to hide their fear, pain and confusion. We chose stinking thinking over the truth, lying to the world and to ourselves. Pretty soon, our thinking became so filled with denial and rationalization that we started to live by it. Eventually our sense of reality became distorted. Today, I am willing to live life on life’s terms, not mine. I am able to tolerate the truth because I know that I have a program, I have accepted the things I cannot change and changed the things I can.

– Tian Dayton PhD

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Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

They say the easiest way to stay clean and sober is to breathe in and breathe out and don’t drink or drug in between. That leads to abstinence. Working the Steps leads to recovery.

Nothing is so bad that a drink or drug won’t make it worse and nothing is so good that working my steps won’t make it better.

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“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

Rather than giving others a piece of your mind, don’t—and have peace of mind.

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Time for Joy – Book – Quote

I love myself and all that I am today.

My fears are just one part of all that I am. I am a human being on a progressive path to recovery and every part of me is important in the making up of who I am.

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Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

Denial – Don’t Even Notice I Am Lying. – Mickey B.

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