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3/31/16

My Mandate

"My daily mandate: my head does not hit the pillow at night until I have given kindness to five people." - J

3/30/16

Love & Truth

"Love can't hide the truth, but it can get you through it." - M

3/29/16

Leaders

"Recovery should produce leaders not followers." - Sarge

3/28/16

Failure

"When I look back on my life I can see that a lot of my failures were a result of listening to others." - F

3/27/16

Recovery

"Recovery occurs outside your comfort zone." - An Old Drunk

3/26/16

Demons

"Everyone must decide how they will eventually shake the hand of their demon. My decision came when I said yes to love." - S

3/25/16

Regretting

"Trying and failing is less painful than regretting." - C

3/24/16

Inaction

"Inaction ruins more lives than drugs do." - Dr. T.

3/23/16

Moments Of Clarity

"We don't get to pick the things that fix us. Moments of clarity can come from the strangest places." - D

3/22/16

Guilt

"Guilt can be a good thing.... a soul's call to action... that your work is still not finished." - D

3/21/16

Effort

"Praise effort over results." - P

3/20/16

Value

"Pursuing something of value defeats addiction." - T

3/19/16

An Excuse

"Everything bad that happens to you is not because you are an addict. Don't use your disease as an excuse." - J

3/18/16

A Disease

"If addiction is a disease it would make no sense to wait until people "hit bottom" to help them. Would you wait for a depressed person to attempt suicide before stepping in? Does a diabetes or cancer patient have to get sicker before they can receive any help?" - M

3/17/16

Skills & Interests

"Don't spend all your energy persuading someone they are an addict. Help them focus on their skills and interests not their weaknesses." - P

3/16/16

Your People

"Don't get so involved in your program that you forget about your people." - K

3/15/16

Your World

"Don't make your world about the problem you are trying to resolve." - K

3/14/16

Prejudice & Anger

"Prejudice is a band-aid we place on fear. Anger is the infection that results from unhealthy healing." - R

3/13/16

Vulnerability

"All states of mind are valuable. Remember, strength comes from vulnerability not confidence." - Sarge

3/12/16

Beating Addiction

"You don't beat addiction by hating or fearing it. You have to love something else more." - J

3/11/16

Helping

"In recovery, learn about something every day that you don't want to as someone may need it from you some day." - W

3/10/16

Learning

"What I thought I'd know, normally was not what I just learned." - W

3/9/16

The Pain

"My heart was crushed but I hid it. I wasn't trying to be a martyr, I just knew you needed the pain more than I did." - J

3/8/16

Proof For Faith

"When someone tells me they don't have faith I ask them if they have ever planned a vacation. I tell them that if they use the word 'tomorrow' they have already told me they have faith today. The proof for faith is using the word 'tomorrow'. - An Old Drunk

3/7/16

Quality Treatment

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"Quality treatment must encourage growth within each individual it encounters. It must empower and enable people to NOT keep coming back." -Tim

3/6/16

Rainy Days

"Sunny days depress me. I liked being happy on rainy days." - P

3/5/16

In The Now

"In recovery, you don't have time to stay in your dreams or ideas. You got to keep moving in the now." - M

3/4/16

Motivation

"Motivation can be a fickle thing.... a thing that gives you life and can take it just as quick." - R

3/3/16

Forgiveness

"Forgiveness killed a part of me that I'll never be able to find again." - N

3/2/16

Miss The Days

"I miss the days that I could just sit in my hurt and hate. There is a freedom to not giving a damn." - H

3/1/16

Abusive Relationships

"When you're in an abusive relationship it is easy to talk yourself out of your dreams and into his." - S