Friday, November 28, 2008

Saturday, 11/29 - PEANUTS OR PRIZES?


What's this little guy got in his wagon? Peanuts? Prizes? I'm saying his wagon is full of spiritual prizes - slogans, sayings, and life-saving ideas for sobriety. He's looking them over, taking out what he needs and storing the rest for another day.

What exactly is in there?
  • easy does it
  • first things first
  • live and let live
  • but for the grace of God
  • think...think...think
  • one day at a time
  • let go and let God
  • this too shall pass
  • expect miracles
  • I can't...He can...I think I'll let Him (steps 1,2,3)
  • if it works, don't fix it
  • stick with the winners
  • sobriety is a journey....not a destination
  • to thine own self be true
  • I came, I came to, I came to believe (steps 1,2,3)
  • live in the NOW
  • if God seems far away, who moved?
  • turn it over
  • we are only as sick as our secrets
  • be part of the solution, not the problem
  • sponsors - have one, use one, be one
  • keep an open mind
  • willingness is the key
  • more will be revealed
  • don't leave before the miracle happens
  • practice an attitude of gratitude
  • God is never late
  • it takes time
  • where you go, there you are
  • stay sober for yourself
  • what goes around, comes around
  • change is a process, not an event
  • call your sponsor before, not after, you take the first drink
  • its the first drink that gets you drunk
  • before engaging the mouth, put the mind in gear
  • trying to pray is praying
  • EGO - edging God out
  • principles before personalities
  • HALT - don't get too hungry, angry, lonely, tired
  • RULE 62 - don't take yourself so darn seriously!!
  • You are not alone
  • "Don't die on Third'' (Step!)

(Photo credit: Pat Abbott)


Kathy Lynne said...

FEAR: False Expectations Appearing Real.

Don't fall for that sucker first drink.

Nothing changes if nothing changes.

Tears melt the ice around your heart.

Tears are liquid prayers. (can you tell I cried alot?)

A grateful heart won't drink.

Shadow said...

i put this one in my little wagon today.... "sobriety is a journey....not a destination"

thanks for that!

J-Online said...

Thank you for posting this today. It was exactly what I need to hear.

Lou said...

"Do you want to be happy, or do you want to be right"

mile191 said...

thank you. i love the list. i am going to print it somewhere i can see it often. thanks.

Atiyanna said...

Thank you so much Prayer Girl for your visiting my blog and sharing your wisdom. I am feeling much better today and am meeting a fellow AA for coffee at some point before we go to a 1 Year cake. Many Blessings to you are yours.