Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year Wishes

Just a few I snagged from here & there... Some are specific to those in (or seeking) recovery from substance abuse or other compulsive behavior, others apply to all. I think they're all useful! Peace to everyone this New Year's Day.
Just For Today...
You have to be willing to get rid of the life you have planned, so to have the life that is waiting for you.

No matter what - you don't have to pick up.

Humble people don't think less of themselves, they just think of themselves less.

An alcoholic is an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.

When you point a finger at another, you have three fingers pointing back at you.

May your lost dreams of yesterday become the reality of your tomorrow!

Hit your knees.....
not the bottle!

I can't fix anyone but me,
and that's a full time job!

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

If you think handling everything is too much, try letting go.

Happiness is not getting what you want, it is wanting what you get.

Being recovered from alcoholism is like getting a gunshot wound. You can recover from it but it does NOT make you bulletproof. You can recover from alcoholism but it does not make you immune from alcohol.

Thoughts are not things and feelings are not facts; they only have the power we give them.

Looking for God
is like a fish looking for water.

Don't give up five minutes before the miracle.

You can’t change yesterday, but you can ruin today by worrying about tomorrow.

Resentment is a poison I drink to kill the other person.

If I don't change, my sobriety date will!

Don't compare your insides to other people's outsides.

If you're spinning your wheels, try getting out of the driver's seat.

Serenity isn't freedom from the storm; it is peace within the storm.

Do the next right thing.

Happy 2007 all! XO