Easy Does It
Keep It Simple
How Important Is It?
First Things First
Live And Let Live
One Day At A Time
Let Go And Let God
But For The Grace Of God, there go I
Listen And Learn
Keep An Open Mind
Let It Begin With Me
Together We Can Make It
Keep Coming Back
Feel Good About Saying “No”
Fake It ‘Till You Make It!
Use It Or Lose It
Talk And Grow
Let Go & Let God
How Important is it?
Is it worth my Serenity
Whats to Be will Be
We Are all Different
Al-anon’s Three C’s: Alcoholism: You didn’t CAUSE it, you can’t CONTROL it, and you can’t CURE it!
3 A’s ~ Awareness, Acceptance, Action
ANGELS EXIST but sometimes, since they don’t all have wings, we call them FRIENDS.
This Too Shall Pass
Say what you mean but don’t say it meanly.
Expectations are premeditated resentments.
“Alcoholics pick up the bottle; Al-anons pick up people.”
Take the blame out of me & all u get is bla bla bla.
“If HP brings you to it, HP will walk you through it.”
“Change your attitude change your life.”
Insanity is doing the same things over and expecting different results.
Don’t go to the hardware store for bread.
My serenity is proportionate to my acceptance.
Recovery is self-discovery.
Happiness & knowledge increase only as we share it with others.
Change my attitude, change my life.
EGO – Edging God Out
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Progress not Perfection.
FEAR ~ Future Events Aren’t Real
YANA ~ You Are Not Alone
MMOB ~ Mind My Own Business
FAITH ~ Finding Answers In The Heart
HALT(S) ~ Hungry Anxious/Angry Lonely Tired Sick or Honestly Actively Lovingly Tolerant
ANGER ~ A Negative Grudge Endangers Recovery
QTIP ~ Quit Taking It Personally
PUSH ~ Pray Until Something Happens
FINE ~ F**ked Up Insecure Neurotic
THINK ~ THOUGHTFUL HONEST INTELLIGENT NECESSARY KIND THANK HEAVEN I NOW KNOW
GIFTS ~ Getting It From The Steps
ASK ~ Ask Seek Knock
HEART ~ Healing Enjoying And Recovering Together
HOPE ~ Happy Our Program Exists ~ healing/helping ourselves purge emptiness
GOD ~ Good Orderly Direction
JADE ~ (dont) Justify, Argue, Defend, Explain
COOL ~ CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES OFFER LOVE
FROG ~ fully relying on god
DETACH ~ dont ever think about changing him/her &/or dont even try and change others
FEAR ~ future events aren’t real
“My serenity is proportionate to my acceptance.”
“You can’t control the wind but you can set your sails.”
“The mind is like a parachute, it works best when open.”
“Thank You God for reminding me not to interfere with Your Divine Plan.”
“Listen not to criticisms or accolades both take you off your path.” A. Einstein
“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” B. Franklin
If you are looking in the past or the future, you’re not living in the now. The present is a gift. The gift is now.
Live for today. Live for each and every new moment. Be gentle with yourself.
Fight for yourself, you are worth it, if you dont who will?
Let it begin with me: When anyone, anywhere reaches out for help – let the hand of Al-Anon & Alateen always be there and – Let it Begin With Me.
In recovery were all like infants, first we crawl then we can stand. We take steps & learn to walk before we can run free.
FACE IT: Become aware of the thinking/behaviour that is a problem
TRACE IT: Try to establish where you think it comes from and why
EMBRACE IT: Accept that you did the best you could with what you had at the time but it no longer needs to be that way. Forgive yourself.
ERASE IT: The thinking/behaviour no longer serves your best interests. To erase it, ask God to remove your shortcomings. Refuse to participate in the same thinking and behaviour patterns. You may ‘slip’ from time to time but thats ok, it’s a process and it’s about progress not perfection.
REPLACE IT: Nothing exists in a vacuum therefore if you remove something you need to put something else in it’s place. Where possible fill the void with Gods love. You can replace negative thinking/behaviour with positive, healthy responses. Use the tools of the program. Sometimes we try something new and it doesn’t work out for us, that’s ok too, just try something different.
LET GO & LET GOD ATTEND TO THE DIVINE PLAN
Thank You God for reminding me not to interfere with your Divine Plan
LET HIS NAME BE ERASED ~ JEWISH PRAYER TO RELEASE *EVIL DOERS/ ACTIONS
6 GUIDELINES FOR SETTING BOUNDARIES:
- HAVE CLEARLY DEFINED EXPECTATIONS.
- CLEARLY DEFINED CONSEQUENCES THAT DONT DISRUPT YOUR SERENITY.
- SET THEM CLEARLY.
- COMMUNICATE THEM CLEARLY.
- ENFORCE THEM CONSISTENTLY
- WITHOUT REGARD FOR THE RELATIONSHIP (RELEASE ANY EXPECTATIONS)
- SAY WHAT U MEAN & DONT SAY IT MEANLY
QTIP QUIT TAKING IT PERSONALLY
GTS THE GETTING THEM SOBER CLUB
FIRST THINGS FIRST
EASY DOES IT
ONE DAY AT A TIME ODAT
LIVE & LET LIVE
THINK, LISTEN AND LEARN
KEEP AN OPEN MIND
USE IT OR LOSE IT
FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT
LET IT BEGIN WITH ME
FEEL GOOD ABOUT SAYING NO (OR SETTING BOUNDARIES)
BE HONEST, THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT
IT WORKS IF YOU WORK IT SO
KCB KEEP COMING BACK
BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD (THERE GO I – IT COULD BE ME)
JUST FOR TODAY:
- I WILL USE MY PROGRAM
- I WILL BE GOOD TO MYSELF & RELAX
- I WILL BE UNAFRAID
- I WILL BE GRATEFUL
- I WILL APPRECIATE MYSELF & OTHERS
- I WILL BE LOVING & KIND
- I WONT CRITICIZE & WORK ON MYSELF
- I WILL TACKLE THIS DAY & THIS DAY ALONE, LEAVING THE FUTURE WHERE IT IS
- I WILL STUDY TO STRENGTHEN MY MIND
- I WILL STRETCH & STRENGTHEN MY BEAUTIFUL BODY
- I WILL MEDITATE
- I WILL BE HAPPY
- I WILL LOVE MYSELF, TRULY & GENTLY
- I WILL ATTEND MEETINGS ON-LINE REGULARLY
- I WILL SURRENDER TO GOD
- I WILL COMMUNE WITH GOD IN PRAYERS
- I WILL PRAISE & THANK GOD
Let the Understanding, Peace, & Love of the Program work in YOU each day. Take what you like & leave the rest. You cannot expect different results without different actions behaviors.
Progress not perfection.
PhD: Patience, Peace, hope, Direction, Determination
Take one step toward hp & hp takes ten steps back to you.
Serenity is not the absence of turmoil but the ability to deal with it.