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2/29/16

Earn Your Respect

"Never rest on what you did yesterday. Yesterday doesn't count today. You keep moving forward, always. You earn your respect every day, and you’re only as good as this day." - Sarge

2/28/16

Drugs Work

"...And so drugs are popular, because drugs work. They allow people in pain, whom society has rejected, a way to integrate into a community that does work for them. How much someone uses drugs is often a measure of how much pain they have suffered, how isolated they are." - Chris Arnade

2/27/16

Your Head

"Get out of your head. The place inside you where your thinking keeps you stuck. It is where your negative thinking cycle keeps you afraid and immobile. It is the place where you create imaginary worlds and these worlds carry imaginary rules on how you should live and handle life. Your head is where you justify your drinking or drugging. Your head is where you can deceive yourself into thinking you are functioning well, when those around you scream for a change. It is where you manipulate reality to convince yourself that your choices are not your own." - T

2/26/16

Problems

"A flat tire doesn't matter if your cars on fire." - D

2/25/16

Struggles

"This isn't you, this is just right now." - S

2/24/16

Grab A Sword

I yelled at God. How could He allow so much pain and suffering in the world?
God replied, "Did you grab a sword?"

2/23/16

Fire Tender

"You put coals on the fire and you put goals on desire - so be a fire tender for your goals." - Dodge

2/22/16

My Best

"I became my best by keeping my mind on what I was doing and not on what others wanted me to do." - T

2/21/16

Power

"The back of the room doesn't have your answers. But then again, neither does the front. The room holds no power unless the people do." - F

2/20/16

Relapse

"Relapse comes from holding on to what you already know because of the fear of what you might learn." - P

2/19/16

The Epidemic

"I just finished this song inspired by a friend who's son died of a heroin overdose. It's called "The Epidemic".... The Epidemic

2/18/16

Your Voice

"When you first start, your goal is to find your voice and fill the silence." - S

2/17/16

Try

"Try before you cry. The only way to get on your feet is to get off your ass." - M

2/16/16

Tears

"Every tear is a teacher" - A

2/15/16

Imagination

"Where ability may fall short, let your imagination steer your heart." - C

2/14/16

2/13/16

Emotional Deficit

"To keep myself sharp, I like to put myself into an emotional deficit. I remember all the bad shit I've done, feel the hurt, and then work my way back from there." - H

2/12/16

Achilles Heal

"If you find your Achilles heal, you've just improved your armor." - B

2/11/16

A Place

"Don't complain about not having a place in the world, make a place in the world." - H

2/9/16

Punishment & Forgiveness

"....When someone wrongs us, we want the maximum amount of punishment. But when we do wrong, we want the maximum amount of understanding and forgiveness..." - Humans of New York

2/8/16

Fire Inside

"Much of life's troubles come from our attempt to control the fire that burns inside." - P

2/7/16

Helping

"You would think the sun could give away the moon's secrets but its light is too bright to see the dark spots." - An Old Drunk

2/6/16

Progress

"If your comfortable you aren't making any progress." - D

2/5/16

Resilience

"Understanding your emotional vulnerabilities, can help you understand your emotional reactions, thereby increasing your resilience." - B

2/4/16

Newcomer

"I tell the newcomer not to be surprised if they can't trust their feelings and they find that they were more honest when they were drunk." - An Old Drunk

2/3/16

Mountains

"Instead of comparing mountains lets help each other up them." - B

2/2/16

Courage

"Tears do not negate courage. Courage acknowledges the pain, blinks through the tears and says, actually, i CAN."

2/1/16

Memories

"You already lost time. Don't also give up the memories that could be." - D