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Recovery Quote of the Day- 

"What we practice is what we become"

Sunday - February 17, 2019

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Yesterdays Recovery Quotes

  1. What matters is what works, not my opinion of what works
  2. Nothing improves if I drink
  3. Only the sharing of despair can bring us ... illumination.
  4. What we will be tomorrow is determined by what we think today.
  5. My life was more than unmanageable, it was illegal.
  6. Serenity is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.
  7. I hate humans, but i am a really big social person
  8. If faith without works is dead, willingness without action is fantasy.
  9. My desire to drink became a desire not to.
  10. Coincidences are merely a manner in which God protects his anonymity.
  11. Success and failure share a common denominator,...both are tempoarary.
  12. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want
  13. What I feel is not a fact, but it is a fact that I feel
  14. I do not have a drinking problem any more, but I do have a living problem
  15. Do not take your spiritual temperature with an emotional thermometer.
  16. To be teachable, i had to be reachable
  17. Times change, addiction doesn't
  18. God will change you without your permission
  19. I didn't have to get high and die
  20. Know God, Know Peace,....No God, No Peace!
  21. I learned that if I had the capacity to be honest, I would get better.
  22. Trust in a Higher Power, Clean House, Help Others
  23. Recovery is the first thing in my life that has really worked
  24. You lie to yourself long before you lie to anyone else.
  25. Now that my spiritual eyes have begun to open, the world is much fuller.
  26. Change is scary, even if it promises a better life
  27. Teamwork makes the Dream Work!
  28. Addiction put me on an endless dead end road
  29. Happiness is not perfected until it is shared
  30. God, please get in my head today before i do
  31. I'm not where i wanna be, but i'm not where I used to be!
  32. Everything you want is on the other side of FEAR
  33. I know how they felt because I felt that way about myself
  34. My thinking couldn't fix my thinking
  35. I need to act like i have done some steps...
  36. When the horse is dead, get off!!
  37. I don't have to take your inventory, you will show it to me anyway!!
  38. It's not our enemies that defeat us, it is our fear.
  39. Yesterday is History, and tomorrow is a Mystery
  40. Joy comes from living the way my conscience tells me to live
  41. Love yourself the same way you want someone else to love you
  42. Screw the baby steps, jump in and stay in!
  43. It's the routine that's killing you!
  44. Fantasy was my first addiction
  45. There is a crack in everything, that's where the light gets in.
  46. The best way out is always through - Robert Frost
  47. I cannot wait around for someone else to decide my life for me.
  48. The only thing keeping you from being happy is the belief that you are alone.
  49. I don't have enough information to know if it's good or bad for me!
  50. We'll ALL be OK because we already are!
  51. Am I in the cycle of Recovery, or the cycle of ADDICTION??
  52. Once you know better, you are RESPONSIBLE to do better
  53. Control is impossible the moment it is suggested!
  54. My story is SUFFICIENT
  55. God allowed this to happen ON purpose, but it was FOR a purpose!
  56. Nobody has to understand what I understand, it's not up for debate
  57. Between now and DEAD, I AM the architect
  58. You didn't Cause it, you cannot Control it, and you can't Cure it!
  59. Anything is possible until your heart stops beating
  60. Jealousy is not a sign of Love, it is a sign of insecurity
  61. We prove ours fears true all the time, Dr. Laura
  62. There are only 2 ways out of pain, make a decision, take an action
  63. Let it hurt, then let it go
  64. We can never re-capture the rapture, but we can regain the pain
  65. If we fail to 'repair', we can only impair
  66. My life goal is not to be happy, it is to be useful
  67. Your bottom is when you decide to stop digging
  68. When we see our uniqueness as a virtue, only then do we find peace
  69. Everybody needs a witness to their life
  70. The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time - James Taylor
  71. We suffer more often in imagination than in reality - Seneca
  72. Easy Choices, Hard Life - Hard Choices, Easy Life
  73. People like you when you are interested in them
  74. Forgiveness cannot change the past, but it can change the future
  75. I cannot control the wind, but i can adjust my sails
  76. Suffering is in the resistence to what is
  77. Do what you need to do, not what you want to do - Ida Keeling 100 years old
  78. A man grows with the greatness of his task
  79. If you don't share your history, your recovery will be a mystery
  80. Be the change you want to see in the world - Ghandi
  81. The past is an enormous place with all sorts of things inside
  82. I was treating my friends like the clean up crew
  83. If i do something perfectly, it was by mistake
  84. It's human nature to run from pain
  85. Happiness is a moment, not a state of being
  86. God will put in my path what i need, not what i think i want
  87. Self Esteem comes from impressing yourself
  88. I give up, i want to be available for tomorrow
  89. Alcoholics and addicts either fix themselves, or they don't get fixed
  90. God never misses a meeting
  91. Those that have been hurt the most often have the greatest ability to heal
  92. I had to remember to make amends to myself during my 9th step
  93. Train yourself to let go everything you fear to lose - Yoda
  94. I constantly live in fear of the wreckage of my future
  95. We are all broken,...that's how the light gets in
  96. Relapse is part of addiction, it is not a part of recovery
  97. Some of the best gifts come in the worst wrapping paper
  98. Anything you put before recovery you will lose
  99. I'm not everybody's cup of tea, that's why they make coffee
  100. A grateful addict will not use
  101. Existence can be beutiful or ugly, but that's on you
  102. Life is easier when your numb
  103. I'm very proud of my humility
  104. A man wishing to be unhappy will find many ways to prove his course
  105. You matter because you are you, you matter to the last moment of your life
  106. Dedicate your life to the thing you Love more than yourself
  107. Dear Lord let me laugh today, but don't let me forget how I cried
  108. I stopped making my life recovery, and started making recovery my life
  109. I bring the message to the prison, so that i don't have to go to prison.
  110. You have to get through the mess to get to the message
  111. Turn the stumbling block in to a stepping stone - Bruce Lee
  112. The more I learn the more I need to learn
  113. I live my life in constant fear of an uncertain future
  114. I need to stop putting a question mark where God has put a period
  115. I am a man of deep abiding faith that comes and goes
  116. Admit,...Accept,...Surrender,...Admit,...Accept,...Surrender,...
  117. My Will are my thoughts, My Actions are my life.
  118. When we Love, we will see in others what we want to see in ourselves
  119. Life is the shit that happens while your waiting for moments that never come
  120. Patience is slowing down to someone else's speed
  121. You have to meet people where they are, not where you want them to be
  122. When I feel "OK" with myself I tend not to want to take a drink
  123. We do not lead others in to the light by stepping in to the darkness with them
  124. Just because were here doesn't mean were all there
  125. My fellowship may or may not get me to Heaven, but it sure got me out of hell
  126. There is no comfort in the growth zone, and no growth in the comfort zone
  127. Do the right thing, it will gratify some people, and astonish the rest
  128. Get the facts first, then you can distort them if you please
  129. You can't move forward if your still hanging on
  130. We don't give advice, we give suggestions based on experience
  131. Forget 'Keep coming back', and just stay with us
  132. Just because your having a bad day doesn't mean your having a bad life
  133. Don't count the days, make the days count
  134. The bottom started falling out faster than I could lower my standards
  135. Always do your best, what you plant now, you will harvest later - Og Mandino
  136. Life is really simple, but we isist on making it complicated - Confucius
  137. Make a habit of two things, to help, or at least do no harm - Hippocrates
  138. Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can - Arthur Ashe
  139. My life is full of disasters, most of which didn't happen
  140. Hope is a talent like any other - Storm Jameson
  141. Hell is other people - Jean-Paul Sartre
  142. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear
  143. My head is a bad neighborhood to be by myself in
  144. Growing old is natural, growing up is spiritual
  145. You can't stay sober today on yesterday's sobriety
  146. The moment I take control is when I lose control
  147. It's OK to look back at your life, just don't STARE at it.
  148. God helps those who help themselves, do nothing, and nothing will happen
  149. When you speak, talk to the newcomer, don't try to impress the old timer
  150. I went to a party when I was 15 and didn't go home until I was 50
  151. I work 5 days a week, mostly on Saturdays
  152. If you judge the messenger, you won't listen to the message
  153. You don't have to live in the past, just remember the past
  154. When do people start to live?.... When they face death...
  155. I didn't get here because I saw the light, i got here because I felt the heat
  156. Fear knocked at the door, faith answered, and no one was there
  157. Seven days without a meeting makes one weak
  158. I didn't think much of myself in the past, but I thought about myself all the time
  159. Would you like to be right, or happy
  160. If you are on the wrong road God allows U-Turns
  161. The important things are not things
  162. The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well
  163. Anger is only a symptom of what is really going on
  164. What everyone thinks of me is none of my business
  165. Every new day is another chance to change your life
  166. I'm recovering, that's my little fact
  167. Don't believe everything you think
  168. Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you
  169. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life
  170. Stay strong, recovery is possible
  171. Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase
  172. To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better
  173. The past is seldom as we would have it
  174. Honor the path of others
  175. Expectations are the first step of a resentment
  176. The secret to success is found in your daily routine - John Maxwell
  177. I was running from myself, the problem was I was taking myself with me
  178. Everyone needs a higher power, because people will let you down
  179. Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside
  180. Recovery takes time, and time takes time
  181. I wasn't a bad person doing bad things, I was a sick person doing sick things
  182. Addiction is bound up in the creative mind
  183. Don't drink and go to meetings
  184. If you don't drink, you won't get drunk
  185. Faith, it does not make things easy, it makes them possible
  186. I rarely have a conversation with myself that I disagree with
  187. One day at a time
  188. Let go or be dragged
  189. Fall down seven times, stand up eight
  190. You are not what you've done, you are what you have overcome
  191. The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude
  192. Keep it simple
  193. Easy does it
  194. Tough times don't last, tough people do
  195. Self Love
  196. I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, i'm telling you it's going to be worth it
  197. Leave scales to the fish
  198. Sometimes I just gotta let it go and say to hell with it and move on
  199. Become who you are
  200. You are beautiful
  201. Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny
  202. Don't let the fear of relapsing keep you from recovery
  203. Never stop fighting
  204. Real recovery is a complete lifestyle change
  205. Breathe in joy and strength, breathe out wisdom and peace
  206. I'm gonna make the rest of my life, the best of my life
  207. Dear God, I know i'm not perfect, but thanks for loving me anyway
  208. I am in repair, i'm not together, but i'm getting there
  209. Recovery is the bridge between who you were and who you are
  210. And what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us
  211. If you only walk on sunny days, you will never reach your destination
  212. Sometimes you have to be your own hero
  213. Keep calm and carry the message
  214. The past can hurt, but you can either run from it, or, learn from it
  215. I knew nothing about nothing, and thought I knew everything about everything
  216. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly
  217. Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching
  218. Walking in the sunlight of the spirit
  219. I never came out of blackout happy, joyous and free
  220. When my butt is on a barstool I know everything about everything
  221. No matter what - you don't have to pick up.
  222. Until the pain gets strong enough, there will be no change
  223. It came to pass; it didn't come to stay
  224. May your lost dreams of yesterday become the reality of your tomorrow
  225. Hit your knees,.....not the bottle
  226. I can't fix anyone but me, and that's a full time job
  227. Recovery is an inside job
  228. Just for today
  229. Think Think Think
  230. First things first
  231. How important is it
  232. Keep an open mind
  233. Live and let live
  234. Have an attitude of gratitude
  235. Mind your own business
  236. Progress not perfection
  237. Change the things I can
  238. Drunk says - Look Mom, i'm 19 years sober. Mom says - so is the cat.
  239. Wonderful things happen one day at a time
  240. Listen and learn
  241. Let go and let God
  242. This too shall pass
  243. Great expectations can lead to great disappointments
  244. If it is to be, it is up to me
  245. If you think handling everything is too much, try letting go
  246. Fear is a darkroom where negatives are developed
  247. Take what you like and leave the rest
  248. Measure yourself by your best moments not your worst
  249. Remember yesterday, dream of tomorrow, but live for today
  250. The longest journey starts with the first step
  251. Recovery is a process, not an event-it takes time
  252. You must be present to win
  253. Each new day offers a new opportunity
  254. One hour at a time,..one day at a time,..one step at a time
  255. It's alcohol-ISM, not alcohol-WASM
  256. A.A. also stands for,...Attitude Adjustment
  257. I can only carry the message, I can"t carry the drunk
  258. Happiness is not getting what you want, it is wanting what you get
  259. It's never to late to be what you might have been
  260. There ain't no big deals
  261. If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got
  262. If you keep doin' what your doin', you'll keep gettin' what your gettin'
  263. Looking for God is like a fish looking for water
  264. Listen to the message,..not the messenger
  265. Feel, Deal and the Heal,..(Feel it, Deal with it and then Heal from it)
  266. Hope is knowing the good in us will overcome the bad
  267. Happy, Joyous & Free
  268. God speaks to us all a little differently, hoping we'll tell each other
  269. Even if I'm on the right track, if I don't move I'll get run over
  270. Don't give up five minutes before the miracle
  271. Do not be discouraged
  272. Don't take everything personally
  273. When you feel left out, reach out
  274. Have patience with all things, but first with yourself
  275. Serenity comes when I stop expecting and start accepting
  276. Today is the tomorrow that I worried about yesterday
  277. Glance at the past, but don't stare at it
  278. Wherever you go- there you are
  279. To live or just exist- the choice is yours
  280. Focus on the program-not the problem
  281. One needn't make a crisis out of an incident
  282. When you're flat on your back, there's no way to look but up
  283. As you go through life, make this your goal- watch the donut not the hole
  284. No is a complete sentence
  285. It's hard to be hateful when you're being grateful
  286. Ulcers are what you get from mountain climbing on mole hills
  287. If you find yourself in a rut, stop digging
  288. The way to get anywhere is to start from where you are
  289. If you want serenity, put your Higher Power between you & your problem
  290. Expectations are premeditated resentments
  291. The main thing, is to keep the main thing, the main thing
  292. I may not be there yet, but i'm closer than I was yesterday
  293. A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ship's are for
  294. If your going through hell, keep going - Winston Churchill
  295. The fool didn't know it wasn't possible, so he did it
  296. The only failure is inaction, the rest is trial and error
  297. No one is to busy in this world, it's all about priorities
  298. No one can hurt you without your permission
  299. You never know the truth, you know a truth
  300. Be yourself, everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde
  301. Whether you think you can or can't, either way you're right - Henry Ford
  302. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything - Mark Twain
  303. Be the person your dog thinks you are - JW Stephens
  304. I know for sure, what we dwell on is who we become - Oprah Winfrey
  305. Death ends a life, not a relationship - Mitch Albom
  306. Better to get hurt by the truth, than comforted with a lie - Khaled Hosseini
  307. Do I not destory my enemies by making them my friends - Abraham Lincoln
  308. Luck is the residue of design - John Milton

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