Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
-If I have a pound of resentment, it takes two pounds of energy to keep it under control.Therefore, if I unload a pound of resentment, I get three pounds back that I can then use for the enjoyment of life and for service.
-I can not cure my sick mind with my sick mind.
If -I don’t know what to do, I should:
……1. Ask God for his will.
……2. Believe He will answer.
……3. Wait for the answer.
-If I go to a good program meeting and say, “I just murdered someone,” they would respond, “Well, we have to phone the police, but we love you very much.” Said by a grateful woman at an meeting.
-One of the roads to madness: “I could be happy if… The other road to madness is What if?
-I need your encouragement sometimes and you need my encouragement sometimes, if we are both to live in courage.
-My thing sometimes is, “Ready. Fire. Aim”.
-I am not fun to be around when I am resentful.
-Being overworked by good deeds and ignoring my need to rest, is neither mature or spiritual. Happy is better than sad. It took me decades t0 learn this one.
-I have a lifetime to learn from both the good and seemingly bad experiences of my life.
Friday, March 30th, 2007
The following are ideas that have helped me.
Sometimes I need to abandon my caution, doubt my fearful instincts and believe the improbable.
I am not a pacifist, but I think this nation grossly under estimates the staggering cost of war.
Take what you like and leave the rest.
What people think of me is none of my business.
For me, recovery is a process not an event, most of the time.
I was surprised to discover that it is the dailiness of recovery that makes it work.
When I was hurting my telephone weighed 500 pounds. To feel better,I had to put it on an exercise program.
When someone phones me because they are hurting, they give me far more than I have any hope of giving them.
90 meetings in 90 days was the advice given me when I started. Following that advice was one of the greatest acts of kindness I ever bestowed upon myself.
There is the program waltz that if I would have danced it, would have limited my growth in the program. The waltz is repeating the first three steps of the 12 Steps over and over again: ONE two three, ONE two three, One two three.
I am not powerless at all. I can make my situation worse anytime I want.