January 2015 Blog Posts (26)

Todays Recovery Quotes

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 30, 2015 at 5:09am — No Comments

Todays Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

A remorseful mumbling that we are sorry won't fill the bill at all.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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Changing hands without changing measures is as if a drunkard

in a dropsy should change his doctors, and not his diet.

 

-- John Faucit…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 27, 2015 at 5:34am — No Comments

Todays Recovery Quotes

For Today –

 

A remorseful mumbling that we are sorry won't fill the bill at all.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83

 

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Words are merely utterances: noises that stand for feelings,

thoughts, and experience. They are symbols. Signs. Insignias.

They are not Truth.…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 26, 2015 at 5:31am — No Comments

Todays Recovery Quotes

For Today –

 

Under no condition do we criticize such a person or argue. Simply we tell

him that we will never get over drinking until we have done our utmost to

straighten out the past. We are there to sweep off our side of the street,

realizing that nothing worth while can be accomplished until we do so,

never trying to tell him what he should do. His faults are not…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 25, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

Todays Recovery Quotes

For Today –

 

Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure your

own immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics.

It works when other spiritual activities fail. This is our twelfth

suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help

when no one else can.

                          

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 24, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

Todays Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

He may be kind, considerate, patient, generous; even modest 

and self-sacrificing. On the other hand, he may be mean, 

egotistical, selfish and dishonest.

 

--Alcoholics Anonymous, page 61

 

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What you are focused on in your mind is what you…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 23, 2015 at 5:19am — No Comments

This Moment

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Though I still find it difficult to accept today's pain and anxiety with

any great degree of serenity — as those more advanced in the spiritual

life seem able to do — I can give thanks for present pain nevertheless.

 

I find the willingness to do this by contemplating the lessons learned from

past suffering — lessons which have led to the blessings I now enjoy.…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 22, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments

Today

For Today --       

 

The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run

on self-will can hardly be a success. On that basis we are

almost always in collision with something or somebody,

even though our motives are good.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 21, 2015 at 5:40am — No Comments

Today

For Today –

 

Our sound reasoning failed to hold us in check. The insane 

idea won out. Next day we would ask ourselves, in all 

earnestness and sincerity, how it could have happened.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 37

 

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Insanity is often the logic of an accurate…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 20, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Today

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The technique of forgiveness is simple enough, and not very difficult to manage

when you understand how. The only thing that is essential is willingness to forgive.  

Provided you desire to forgive the offender, the greater part of the work is already

done. People have always made such a bogey of forgiveness because they have

been under the erroneous impression that to…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 19, 2015 at 5:32am — No Comments

Today

For Today --

 

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page83

 

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one through ten 

rank this moment 

against itself 

 

-- Benjamin…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 17, 2015 at 7:28am — No Comments

Today

The idea that we can be possessively loving of a few, can ignore the many,

and can continue to fear or hate anybody, has to be abandoned, if only a

little at a time.

 

-- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Pages 92-93

 

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We are not obliged to like anyone;…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 16, 2015 at 5:20am — No Comments

Today

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We had to toss self-justification, self-pity, and anger right out the window.

We had to quit the crazy contest for personal prestige and big bank balances.

We had to take personal responsibility for our sorry slate and quit blaming

others for it.  Were these sacrifices?  Yes, they were.  To gain enough humility

and self-respect to stay alive at all, we had to give up what…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 15, 2015 at 5:44am — No Comments

Today

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Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have 

admitted are objectionable? Can He now take them all - every one? If we still 

cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing.

    When ready, we say something like this: "My Creator, I am now willing that 

you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me 

every single defect of character…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 14, 2015 at 5:29am — No Comments

Today

For Today –

 

For a brief moment, I had needed and wanted God. There 

had been a humble willingness to have Him with me - and 

He came. But soon the sense of His presence had been 

blotted out by worldly clamors, mostly those within myself. 

And so it had been ever since. How blind I had been.



-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 12,…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 13, 2015 at 7:20am — No Comments

Today

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As we go through the day we pause, when agitated 

or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. 

We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer 

running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many 

times each day "Thy will be done." We are then in 

much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, 

self-pity, or foolish decisions. We become much 

more efficient. We do not tire so easily, for we…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 12, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

Today

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Now we need more action, without which we find that 

"Faith without works is dead."

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 76



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Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.



-- Edith…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 11, 2015 at 8:47am — No Comments

Today



For Today --



Show him the mental twist which leads to the first drink of a 

spree. We suggest you do this as we have done it in the chapter 

on alcoholism. If he is alcoholic, he will understand you at once. 

He will match your mental inconsistencies with some of his own.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 10, 2015 at 5:26am — No Comments

Today

For Today --

 

We ask simply that throughout the day God place in us the best

understanding of His will that we can have for that day, and that

we be given the grace by which we may carry it out.

 

-- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 9, 2015 at 6:58am — No Comments

Just For Today

For Today --

 

These adolescent urges that so many of us have for top approval,

perfect security, and perfect romance -- urges quite appropriate

to age seventeen -- prove to be an impossible way of life when we

are at age forty-seven or fifty-seven.

 

-- Bill…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 8, 2015 at 5:12am — No Comments

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