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12/31/15

Focus

"Don't go into anything with the mentality of defeat. Focus on your strengths, not possible outcomes." - P

12/30/15

Change

"If you plant a tree you can't expect it to provide shade right away." - An Old Drunk

12/29/15

Recovery

"Recovery is not a place but an attitude." - P

12/28/15

Keep Dreaming

"You will never know what is possible without dreaming. All reality was once a dream. You have to expect things from yourself before you can do them. Keep dreaming." - M

12/27/15

Desperation

"Desperation fears independent thinking." - G

12/26/15

Change

"You can't change how you began but you can change how you end." - E

12/25/15

Angles

"The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle." - K

12/24/15

Resentments

"Resentments can be formed from thoughts that are assumed and not communicated." - T

12/23/15

The Doing

"It's the doing not the talking that counts." - D

12/22/15

Shared Experiences

"Shared experiences help fill in the gaps that would otherwise isolate us." - M

12/21/15

Forgiveness

"Forgiveness teaches we are bigger than the fears and confusion of the moment." - C

12/20/15

True Kindness

"Being there for someone, not in the way that you understand but in a way they do." - J

12/19/15

Didn't Work

"Didn't work doesn't mean not impactful. Did you ever hear someone tell you that you only got that jar opened because they loosened it?" - An Old Drunk

12/18/15

Predictions

"Never believe a prediction that doesn't empower you." - S

12/17/15

Someone Else

"So many people pray that someone else will do." - Sarge

12/16/15

Priorities

"Sometimes people ask me if I regret spending all that money on my son's rehabs that didn't work. I just look at them baffled and wonder where their priorities are." - C

12/15/15

Disability

"The only real disability is the inability to adapt." - S

12/14/15

Recovery Thinking

"Most of the recovery thinking that I have seen was born of fear, not fact." - B

12/13/15

Dangerous

"Dangerous is labeling someone an alcoholic without knowing anything about their life aside from the fact that they drink to excess." - B

12/12/15

Non Compliant

"I've seen more non compliant clients get sober than those clients who have done 90 meetings in 90 days." - T

12/11/15

Gateway Drug

"Pot is not a gateway drug, probation is as it motivated me to move to drugs that didn't stay in my system as long." - H

12/10/15

Addicts

"I know more non addicts that use drugs than addicts." - B

12/9/15

Recidivism

"Recidivism is high because AA is not a place of expertise. I would not go to a prison to learn how to be good." - B

12/8/15

Me

"Doing it for me was difficult as I've never been the most important thing to me. I had to go out of my way to focus on me. It has always been easier for me to get lost in you." - A

12/7/15

New You

"Give people time to catch up to the new you. If you have changed and people bring up the old you it may be because they're still the old them." - G

12/6/15

Thicker Skin

"Telling me to grow thicker skin is telling me I should just let you trample on me." - K

12/5/15

Power

"I couldn't answer for you, I did not want to take that power away from you. You had to figure this out on your own. For me to tell you what to do would of sabotaged the confidence you needed to find on your own." - P

12/4/15

How You Acted

"The goal is not to just get through problems, but to be proud of how you acted while getting through them." - L

12/2/15

Relapse

"Relapse stems from thinking sobriety has a goal line." - A

12/1/15

Forgiveness

"Anger doesn't let you see that forgiveness is where the fight is." - W