Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008-MORE FAVORITE AFFIRMATIONS













The symbolic meaning of elephants is, in general, strength and patience.
Elephants also symbolize good luck

I'LL TAKE SOME OF THAT - -
STRENGTH, PATIENCE, GOOD LUCK!



When I arrived at the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous, I was filled with self-loathing. I felt I was bad, stupid, lost, helpless, and hopeless. I couldn't stop drinking. I had no belief in myself, no belief that I could get well, no belief that I was worth saving. These were deep-seated feelings about myself that I had all my life and that became worse as the years went by and hit all time lows with my progressive alcoholism.

As it says in the "Twelve and Twelve" in Step Four, p. 48 - "...there is plenty wrong with us alcoholics about which plenty will have to be done if we are to expect sobriety, progress, and any real ability to cope with life." I quoted that phrase frequently for many, many years. I believed it then. I still continue to take action (plenty still needs to be done).

I got a sponsor, went to meetings regularly and frequently, worked all 12 steps, made friends in AA, immersed myself in AA thinking. As time went by, rather than doing less, I searched for ways to continue to grow (plenty still needing to be done). I began to sponsor others. I also began to do affirmations. Here are a few more of my favorite affirmations.


MORE FAVORITE AFFIRMATIONS

I keep it simple.


I stay in today.

I act rather than react.

I am changing and growing.

I choose a menu of hope today.

I treat myself with love, gentleness, and patience.

God directs my thoughts and actions today.

I allow myself to be a human being.

I absolutely insist on enjoying life.



JUST REMEMBER -

THE CONSEQUENCES OF ALL THIS ACTION ARE:
SOBRIETY, PROGRESS, AND AN ABILITY TO COPE WITH LIFE!
LIFE IS REALLY WONDERFUL TODAY!

8 comments:

AlkySeltzer said...

Hey, that's pretty good stuff, Prayer-Girl! Careful, or you're gonna have folks reading this here blog-a-roni

Shadow said...

what a lovely, cheerful post this!!! thank you.

J-Online said...

Thanks for your wonderful comment yesterday. It helped me realize what I needed to do!

I love your affirmations! I'm going to print this out and keep it in my Big Book. Love, J

Lou said...

I had a very stressful family crisis yesterday, and I did poorly.
Lost my humility, patience, detachment.
At least these days, I recognize when I don't handle well. I used to think it was all THEIR fault!

Patty said...

Thank you. Great affirmations! I love the consequences too!

~Tyra~ said...

Wonderful, amazing post! Thanks for sharing.

Ungodly Sobriety said...

Life is really wonderful today! Thanks for spreading your joy!

Syd said...

I like those affirmations. All of these are good to think about.