“The Motto of Champions: If you are hurt, you can suck it up and press on. If injured, you can rebound and return bigger and better...and continue to inspire!” ― T.F. Hodge,
"And it makes me feel... like maybe all of these different possibilities exist at the same time, like each moment we live has a thousand other moments layered underneath..” ― Lauren Oliver
“Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean; sometimes you have to know what things don't mean.” ― Bob Dylan
"When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.” ― Aaron McGruder, The Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper
"All forms of self-defeating behavior are unseen and unconscious, which is why their existence is denied." Vernon Howard
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ― Ernest Hemingway
“Boring is sitting in the lobby of the detention center, waiting to bail out our loved ones, not the freedom of choices we have in our recovery" ~Marilyn Davis
“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” ~Paulo Coelho
"...The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. ” ―Charles R. Swindoll
Relationships can mean that you don't focus on what needs changing within you, after all, if they love you now, what's the point in changing?
“Perspective alone can make an experience positive or negative, but regardless of which you let it become, it can only have as much power over your outlook on life as you give it.” ― A.J. Darkholme
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
“If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so. ” ― Lev Grossman, The Magicians. But, putting time, energy and effort into goals will improve your recovery.
“You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is... What you do comes from what you think. ” ― Marianne Williamson
For many of us, admitting that there is a substance abuse problem leads to fear, shame, and embarrassment. A willingness to break through the denial, however, can lead to live-saving perspectives.
“A principle is not merely a fundamental truth, but principles must serve as the very first source of every decision we make along the road to success.” ― Richie Norton
“If you want to save ... yourself...the sooner you support and adopt this path of transformation through understanding the better. The choice is self-destruction or self-discovery.” ― Jeremy Griffith
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Buckminster Fuller
“You are a manipulator. I like to think of myself more as an outcome engineer.” ― J.R. Ward, Lover Eternal
“In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels” ― Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Take advantage of the choices for Recovery Support Meetings - one size does not fit all in recovery. Decide which type of meeting would best suit your individual needs to enrich your recovery.
Giving your time, energy and effort to your favorite charity is just as important as writing a check. In the end you will benefit from this experience as well.