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  1. Gratitude is a vital ingrediant of Humility which is a vital ingrediant of Anonymity!
  2. I have no secrets, and I fear no man. I am not anxious about death. I am alive, forever, within this 24 hours.
  3. I have learned in the program not to listen to the voice of my ego when it starts whispering things.
  4. By helping to insure the sobriety of others to come, we insure our own sobriety today.
  5. A man who conquers himself is greater than one who conquers a thousand men in battle. - Buddha
  6. Raise your kids today, spoil your grandchildren tomorrow,...spoil your kids today, raise your grandchildren tomorrow.
  7. The most important thing Recovery has given me is the chance to get to know someone I never knew -- myself.
  8. You've got one life to live. Don't screw it up with a lot of maybes, what-ifs, and could-have-beens. Focus on what you have.
  9. I began to find ... a more centered, purposeful life, at least in the sense that my body, mind, emotions, and soul were all more or less heading in the same direction. I was riding one horse instead of four
  10. It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.
  11. The measure of my sobriety isn't the distance between now and the last drink -- the measure of my sobriety is the distance between now and the next drink.
  12. The bottle never demanded credentials or conformity -- neither has my 12 step program!
  13. My energy is now my own. I don't have to spend it on being angry and negative... There's no longer that terrible rush to judgment
  14. Before we can be of any use to anybody else, we must find the beginnings of the answer for ourselves
  15. Why dwell on what you can't do? ... Why not concentrate on what you can do and do it?
  16. The most difficult thing a person can do is turn their eyes inward upon their real self
  17. Having someone know I needed help used to be worse than getting the help that I needed
  18. I thank God for bringing me to Alcoholics Anonymous, but mostly I thank Alcoholics Anonymous for bringing me to God.
  19. Acceptance is seeing things for what they really are without being approving or disapproving of them
  20. There is nothing I can do that will make God Love me More, there is nothing I can do that will make God Love me Less
  21. My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have - - to try to make a difference. - Jimmy Carter
  22. Talking about the Spiritual part of the program is like talking about the wet part of the ocean!
  23. I'm held asccountable, but I was powerless,...so I wasn't held responsible
  24. Recovery did not open the gates of Heaven and let me in. Recovery opened the gates of Hell and let me out!
  25. They did good work opening doors after closing others, but they failed to mention how dark or long the hallways would be
  26. I resigned to the fact that I can't use anymore. I must Surrender to the process of recovery!
  27. Look to the future to live your life, don't live it in the past, would you drive a car looking in the rear view mirror?
  28. Fill your life and your mind with what is, to many people mess up what is for what they wish they could have and they don't enjoy the what is half as much - Dr. Laura
  29. Look to the future to live your life, don't live it in the past, would you drive a car looking in the rear view mirror?
  30. I don't make decisions based on feelings, I make them on what i know to be true.
  31. You can't think your way to better living, but you can live your way to better thinking
  32. I am not the man i would like to be, but because of the AA program I am not the man I used to be - Doogle
  33. Stop drinking in this order - Quit acting like an Alcoholic, quit re-acting as an Alcoholic, Quit thinking like an Alcoholic.
  34. I didn't want anyone telling me what to do because i didn't want to stop drinking
  35. My Drinking and drug use was only the tip of the iceberg, the real issue was the 90% of sickness that lay beneath the surface.
  36. Fear leads to Anger, Anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering - Yoda
  37. Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life. - Eckhart Tolle
  38. To the inmate - You were a prisoner long before you were locked up, and you can be free long before you are released.
  39. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit - Aristotle
  40. The bird of paradise is going to have a real problem trying to fly up my ass if i'm sitting on it
  41. There is no you or me or them. Everything is connected and the salvation of each of us is linked to the salvation of all of us
  42. When one door closes, another opens, we just don't know how long the hallway is.
  43. You have power over your mind - Not outside events, realize this, and you will find strength - Marcus Aurelius
  44. Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts - Winston Churchill.
  45. You can live a perfectly normal life as soon as you realize you will never be perfectly normal.
  46. Courage is resistence to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
  47. I don't know where i'm going, but I know where i've been, and I don't want to go back there.
  48. I don't thank God for opening the gates of  Heaven and letting me in, I thank God for opening the gates of  Hell and letting me out.
  49. Do the best you can until you know better, then when you know better, do better.
  50. I am learning to live life from a bunch of folks who didn't know how to live life right.
  51. When I recover, I will have the courage to admit that I did indeed struggle, that there was a real problem, that I fought for my life and conquered the mountain.
  52. You can't fall if you don't climb, there's no joy in living your whole life on the ground.
  53. At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how my story is going to end.
  54. You cannot deal with the alligators until you drain the swamp and get out of the mud.
  55. You deserve recovery, you deserve to be at peace, you deserve to be happy, you deserve to be healthy, you deserve to be carefree.
  56. You are a warrior, warriors don't give up and they don't back down, pick up your sword and shield and fight.
  57. Al-Anon doesn't give us the choice between feeling good or feeling bad- it gives us the choice between feeling and not feeling.
  58. Humble people don't think less of themselves, they just think of themselves less.
  59. Never walk unescorted through your own mind- it can be a dangerous neighborhood.
  60. It helps to learn the difference between being responsible to others and being responsible for others.
  61. Fear is not a shortcoming- it's an emotion. Our reaction to it can be the shortcoming.
  62. You can't change yesterday, but you can ruin today by worrying about tomorrow.
  63. The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how we use them.
  64. Being Recovered from Alcoholism is like getting a Gunshot wound. You can
    recover from it but it does NOT make you bulletproof. You can recover from
    alcoholism but it does not make you Immune from Alcohol.
  65. Resentments are like peeing your pants--they don't affect anyone quite as much as you.
  66. You have to be willing to get rid of the life you have planned, so to have the life that is waiting for you.
  67. Self-will can get me what I want right now, God's will can provide what I need for eternity.
  68. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
  69. No matter how far off the path we've stumbled, we're no more than 12 steps away from the solution.
  70. There is no situation too difficult to be bettered and No unhappiness to great to be lessened.
  71. Thoughts are not things and feelings are not facts; they only have the power we give them.
  72. My deepest fear is not that I am inadequate, My deepest fear is that I am powerful beyond measure.
  73. The 3 C's of life: Choices, Chances, Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance , or your life will never change.
  74. Mountains know the secrets we need to learn, that it might take time, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strenght to rise up.
  75. Surviving anorexia has given me a new outlook on life and a profound respect for the body that supports me, come what may.
  76. It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.
  77. If we want to enter Heaven and Earth we need only one concious step and one concious breath.
  78. The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.
  79. I am not a victim, no matter what I have been through, i'm still here, I have a history of victory.
  80. No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.
  81. When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.
  82. Never regret anything that has happened in your life, it cannot be changed, undone or forgotten. So take it as a lesson learned and move on.
  83. Be grateful for your seat in the rooms. Some people will die because they never sat in one. I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.
  84. It will hurt, it will take time, it will require dedication, it will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to the max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, it's worth it.
  85. The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Socrates. 
  86. I was running from myself, the problem was I was taking myself with me. 
  87. You must stop worrying about why things happen and wonder what they mean when they do.
  88. What is the face of a coward, the back of his head as he runs from the battle.
  89. Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. - Johnathan Lockwood Hule
  90. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, most people listen with the intent to reply. - Stephen R. Covey
  91. The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyne else's highlite reel. - Steven Furtick
  92. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou
  93. I don't count my situps, I only start counting when it starts hurting, that is when I start counting, because then it really counts, that's what makes you a champion - Muhammod Ali
  94. If an egg is broken by an outside force life ends, if broken by an inside force life begins, great things always begin from the inside.
  95. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss
  96. You might be outshining me in many ways, but if we get on a treadmill, there are two things: you're getting off first or i'm going to die, it's that simple right? - Will smith
  97. Never complain about what your parents didn't give you, it's probably all they had.
  98. We judge ourselves by our intentions, and others by their actions. - Stephen R. Covey
  99. The truth is everyone is going to hurt you, you just have to find the ones that are worth hurting for. - Bob Marley
  100. The truth is that airports have seen more sincere kisses than wedding halls, and the walls of hospitals have heard more prayers than the walls of a church.
  101. No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time, you can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. - Warren Buffet
  102. For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  103. He who asks a question remains a fool for five minutes, he who does not ask remains a fool forever. - Chinese Proverb
  104. If you want to know what a man's like, take a look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. - JK Rowling
  105. In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life, it goes on. - Robert Frost
  106. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strenght. - Leo Buscaglia
  107. The only way to do great work is to love what you do, if you haven't found it yet, keep looking, don't settle, as with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. - Steve Jobs
  108. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift; that's why it's called the present.
  109. You are either further away from your last drink, or closer to the next one, nothing remains the same.
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