Daily Recovery Quotes – April 30

April 30

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

We know that while the alcoholic keeps away from drink, as he may do for months or years, he reacts much like other men. We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, both in the bodily and mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop. The experience of any alcoholic will abundantly confirm this. – Pgs. 22-23 – There Is A Solution

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Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

The question is not if you will recover, but how.

Although giving up drugs and alcohol shatters my illusions about who I was, I use the duration to shape myself into a better being through the 12 Steps.

Gifts

Today I will be thankful for the many gifts that are mine. Life is a gift. Health is a gift. Love is a gift. Friends and family are gifts. If I take the time to say thank you, I have so many things to be thankful for. When I learn to say thank you, to give praise and gratitude, my life immediately feels more full.

I embrace the gifts that surround me

– Tian Dayton PhD

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Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

Although thoughts are things, they are not actions; although feelings are real, they are not facts. They only have the power we give them through our actions.

When I act kindly, I give power to loving thoughts and feelings; when I use harsh words and ‘get even’ I give power to angry thoughts and feelings.

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“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

Prayer does not change the situation, it changes the person who prays.

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Time for Joy – Book – Quote

When I look within, I find that I have all that I need. It feels wonderful to discover that I already am the beautiful person that I would like to be.

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Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

I have no medical evidence that I have brain damage, but I know this; that good feeling I got after about four beers or a couple of shots; that complete feeling of well-being, self confidence and self acceptance – happy, joyous and free. That’s the exhilaration of brain cells dying. – Doug D.

Daily Recovery Quotes – April 29

April 29

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

We cannot be helpful to all people, but at least God will show us how to take a kindly and tolerant view of each and every one. – Pg. 67 – How It Works

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Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

When you look ahead, you may get discouraged. What will you do without your drug of choice and all the rituals that accompany its use? Yet, living in tomorrow is not only non-productive, you can’t do it except in your head. Live in your body; live in today. What must you do in this 24 hours to handle matters and take care of your fragile emotions?

Creator of all that is, reveal to me what is necessary for this 24 hours. Help me focus on now, what is real, and not a future that only exists in my head.

Sincerity

I will be sincere. I will pray with a true heart. I will greet life and the gifts it gives me with an appreciative heart. Today I will not ask life to be something I am not willing to be. I won’t ask the world to shower blessings onto me that I am not willing to deserve by my own right action.

I will be the goodness I wish to have

– Tian Dayton PhD

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Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

If you don’t stand for something, they say you will fall for anything. Do you stand up for recovery? Do you stand up for principle? Do you stand up for the Traditions, Steps, and Fellowship?

United we stand; divided we stagger.

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“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

Trying is what got you drunk; doing is what keeps you sober.

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Time for Joy – Book – Quote

As I start this day with quiet meditation, I feel myself becoming still and at peace. At any time during the day I can bring my mind back to this moment. I will bring my attention and awareness back to the peace that I have when I am with my breath and I know that my breath is with me at all times, whether I remember it or not.

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Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder. – Phil E.