Daily Recovery Quotes – January 30

January 30

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

We have no monopoly on God; we merely have an approach that worked with us. – Pg. 95 – Working With Others

Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

One hour at a time leads to one day at a time in our recovery program. Each hour is one of 24 building blocks of each day of our sobriety and clean time. My current building block is to be kind and considerate for this hour.

Help me center my emotions and be kind and considerate for this hour.

Empowering My Own Day

There are no victims, only volunteers. If there is something I don’t like in the way things are going for me, I will see what I can change. I can change the subject if someone goes on and on about things that I don’t want to talk about. I can change my routines or change the way I get to where I am going, I can set boundaries with my time if I am feeling over scheduled. My time and what I do with it is precious to me, it is all I have to call my very own. I won’t throw it away and then blame someone else gobbling it up. I have a right to protect the quiet and enjoyment of my day, to do more of those things that give me pleasure and fewer of those things that run me down. If I am living up to my responsibilities, that is enough.

I won’t throw my time away with both hands.

– Tian Dayton PhD

Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

They say both, ‘My best thinking got me drunk’ and ‘Think a drink through.’ Which is it? Are our thoughts friend or foe? Both, and the difference between ‘stink’n think’n’ and ‘straight thinking’ is simply self-honesty. We find a good place to start in Step Four.

I have to think everything I believe, but I don’t have to believe everything I think.

“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

If you are right, you don’t need to be angry; if you are wrong, you can’t afford to be angry.

Time for Joy – Book – Quote

Today I give myself permission to take the quiet time I need to meditate and to improve my conscious contact with God.

Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

There a no passengers in AA, we’re all crew. – Anon.

 

Daily Recovery Quotes – January 29

January 29

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

We alcoholics are sensitive people. It takes some of us a long time to outgrow that serious handicap. – Pg. 125 – The Family Afterwards

Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

Sometimes reality slaps us right in the face. We may be out of money, facing jail, losing a loved one, or hating our circumstances. However, right this hour we have only one true reality: SOBRIETY. Without sobriety all the above only gets worse!

I make contact with Divine Intelligence so that I am not preoccupied with things outside my control. I want to remember why I am here.

Learning from Life

There are no ‘buts’ today. I am what I am, others are what they are, life is what it is. I will not parenthesize my growth with a ‘but,’ or hold back my forward-moving spirit with second-guesses. For today, I am living with things as they are. As I give this gift to myself I feel relieved. I am exactly where I am meant to be, learning what I need to learn. All I need do is move through situations with willingness to learn and openness to feel. When feelings are brought up, I can accept them as what is happening within me-no need to resist and analyze them. I can witness, allow, observe, share and process rather than shut down and hide. I can tolerate the intensity of my own inner world. I trust that my life is unfolding in such a way that what I need to learn will be before me. I am willing to learn.

I see the ‘table prepared.’

– Tian Dayton PhD

Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

If something is right, it can be done. If it is wrong, it can be done without.

I can do that!

“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

If you think handling everything is too much, try letting go.

Time for Joy – Book – Quote

Today I will treat myself to quiet time. Today I will be gentle with myself as I let myself do nothing but be who I am. Today I will value what I think.

Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

I got sober and I didn’t know if I was Arthur or Martha sexually. Then a guy got up and said that when he came in he didn’t know whether he liked men, women, or sheep. So I sort of thought I was doing all right – because sheep weren’t on the agenda. – John.