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5/31/16

Experience

"Experience is life's shadow. Learn from it, glance at it, but don't follow it for it leads no where. keep it behind you and you will always see the light." - T

5/30/16

Stories

"Our stories are the ladders that can help others touch the stars." - H

5/29/16

Expectations

"Drinking was my antidote to unrealistic expectations I and others had of myself." - T

5/28/16

Anger & Hate

"Don't confuse anger with hate. You can still love someone even if your angry at them." - R

5/27/16

Character Defects

"Character defects define the depth and length of an addiction more than drugs do." - L

5/26/16

New Worlds Are Born

Don't fear confrontation, go into all you do with an open mind and heart.

... "We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born." - Charlie Chapman "As I Began To Love Myself"

5/25/16

Enlightenment & Trouble

"You will never be as smart as you are at the moment you hit your bottom. Enlightenment fades as troubles leave." - Pastor

5/24/16

Test The Integrity

"Engineers continually test the integrity of the structure they're building. God does the same with you." - W

5/23/16

The Dandelion

"When I first sobered up I felt like the dandelion in the garden."- A

5/22/16

Focus

"I didn't focus on sobriety and that is how I stayed sober." - V

5/21/16

Sober

"You want to get and stay sober? Help someone else do it." - Sarge

5/20/16

Poems & Songs

"Magical poems and heart songs are born from the harshest of life circumstances. It's as if life reminds us it will not be extinguished by using the pain to ignite the fiercest in imaginations." - An Artist

5/19/16

Your Head

"Read all the books you want, but sobriety or relapse boil down to two words - your head." - J

5/18/16

Abused

"Sometimes the only way to keep moving is to stay numb." - Abused

5/17/16

Bottle It

"Bottle it until it breaks. My dad is going to die before he figures out what he is running from." - Country

5/16/16

I Can't

"In recovery, 'I can't' becomes 'we can't'. It does not matter who thinks it." - Dr. T

5/15/16

Entire Lives

"People bring their entire lives into recovery not just the drinking part." - An Old Drunk

5/14/16

Regret Into Growth

"To the spouse of the alcoholic, this is my advice on how to turn regret into growth.... Stay in the moment and don't think too far out right now. Keep trying to do the right thing and (although it is hard) let your good judgement and heart lead, not your hurt or anger. When this is all over someday you need to be able to look back on it and know you did it well." - D

5/13/16

Moment Of Surrender

"My moment of surrender was not met with peace and compliance but with fear and then anger. It surprised me how quick my fear turned to anger. I started verbally attacking those who were trying to help me and threatening no change at all. Luckily, no one believed my insults to be more than a saving-face-chicken-shit-try-to-justify-drinking-keep-people-away-tantrum. I was sober the next day but the anger lingered for awhile." - K

5/12/16

Hooks & Variables

"Look for hooks to snag their heart and clear out variables that keep you apart. This is how you help an addict." - T

5/11/16

Feel Your Way Through

"Working with addicts is like working in the dark. You often can't see where things are going, you have to feel your way through." - W

5/10/16

Worry

"Worry does nothing for tomorrow's sorrows and it drains the strength from today." - B

5/9/16

Limits & Boundaries

"Every video game is simply a creation of limits and boundaries you must figure out to win. Life is similar." - J

5/8/16

My Symptoms

"Just because you know my symptoms doesn't mean you know me." - A

5/7/16

Family's Heart

"Recovery just didn't heal me, it taught me how to protect my family's heart." - R

5/6/16

Connecting

"When we emphasize 'following the program' over connecting to the person we are trying to help, people don't stay sober." - G

5/5/16

Disturbed

"If I am disturbed, it means my HP nudged me to go right, but I wandered left. Call me home." - @TwelveDrawings

5/4/16

Successful People

"Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situations and successful people make decisions on where they want to be." - @Racing4Recovery

5/3/16

Lies

"It's hard to be an addict with everyone trying to take away your world. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't receive a judgement or threat from someone who thinks they know me. If your talking to me and I'm using, I probably lied to you at some point. Don't take it personally, I do it to myself too." - G

5/2/16

Relapse

"Relapse is a result of a lie. Be authentic in all you do." - Country

5/1/16

Be Different

"When I was young, I was told that if I followed my dreams I could do and be anything I wanted. That is bullshit. When I have a kid I'm going to tell them to Be Different." - J