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Switching from one compulsion
to another is like switching seats
Only God can turn a mess
into a message.
We aren't bad people trying to get good.
We're sick people trying to get well.
The disease is progressive.
So is recovery.
You don't have a problem.
You have a solution you don't like.
If you want what the winners have,
do what the winners do.
If you feel like taking something to feel better,
take one of the Steps.
I was living in the pollution
instead of the solution.
My life is none of my business.
I just show up every morning
and report for duty.
If you're working your own program properly,
you won't have time to work someone else's!!
My relationship isn't my problem ~ ~
and it isn't my solution.
I'd better be careful when I say I'm grateful.
Gratitude can only be expressed in deeds, not words.
If you want to see how grateful someone is, ask them to help you.
Some folks think God sets up the chairs and cleans up after the meeting.
We get a *daily* reprieve,
based on what we do *today*
for our recovery.
I was sick and tired
of the high cost
of low living.
A smooth sea never made a good sailor.
God loves me where I'm at,
but He loves me too much
to leave me there.
Meetings are an archipelago of sanity
in a lunatic sea.
I've been driven to a good attitude by being hit over the head by self-will.
You can complain about the same problem three times.
Then you'd better be in the solution.
If you have to talk to more than three people
about the same problem,
you don't want help,
you want attention.
I get lots of messages from God,
but most are in my own handwriting.
He gave his almost.
Gratitude is the hinge
upon which an abstinent life swings.
If I'm truly grateful for today,
I'm making a down payment
I don't have relationships ~
I have Close Encounters.
Not everything that is supposedly "normal"
is appealing to me.
I'd rather be stung by wasps
than play golf!!
Instead of praying "God be with me,"
I pray "God bear with me!"
God doesn't close one door
without opening a better one.
(Priceless! What a picture!)
God doesn't close one door
without opening a better one ~ ~
BUT ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
we've got to get our fingers
out of the closing door. The reason you're in
pain is because you have your fingers
in a door God is trying to close.
When in doubt , don't.
I was pole vaulting over mouse turds.
If you don't want to follow time-honored guidance,
you're welcome to shop around for an opinion.
You break bad habits by breaking bad habits.
You form good habits by forming good habits.
When you smile, your brain thinks you're happy!!
If you're going to pray, don't worry.
If you're going to worry, don't pray.
PAIN: The effort required to cling
to old ideas and old behaviors.
Don't place a question mark
where God has placed a period.
There are two kinds of people:
those seeking the truth ~
and those afraid of it .
If you don't take a chance,
you don't have one.
Hatred destroys the hater.
Stop watering the weeds!!
It's really hard for God to guide you
if you keep running out ahead of him!!
How about letting three people off the hook today?
Anger may identify a problem,
but it will never solve one.
Gossip and criticism
do not belittle the other person;
they belittle me.
Sometimes we don't get what we want.
Sometimes we don't get what we need.
Sometimes we get what we get.
I was always comparing my insides
to someone else's outsides.
A person singing her own praises
is usually singing solo -- and out of tune.
Luck is living under correct knowledge.
I was giving permanent reality
to temporary things.
I need to stick with the winners,
not with people who co-sign my bullshit.
Any day above ground is a good day.
The MIRACLE happens when we get sober.
The MAGIC happens when we apply
the principles to all our affairs.
Letting go of others
will lift my own spirit high today.
Coincidence is God's way of
My serenity is inversely proportional
to my expectations.
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