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Transcript of AA Slogans
Collection of A.A. Sayings We are not God's gift to AA; AA is "His " to us. We are not reformed drunksbut informed alcoholics. We're here for a reasonnot for the season. An AA group will be judged by the worst behavior of its Members. When you clean up after your group, you leave the signature of AA behind you. Any two or three alcoholics gathered together in sobriety may call themselves an AA group.
AA is a check-up from the neck up.
AA is not a sentence, it is a reprieve.
A.A. is a self-help program but you can't do it by yourself.
A.A. stands for Always Available Attitude Adjustment Altered Attitudes Acknowledge Acceptance
AA won't open the gates of heaven to let you in, but it will open the gates of hell to let you out. I have become a pupil of A.A. rather than the teacher I thought I was. Just accept, don't expect Acceptance is knowing the past will never get better. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want. Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it. They're just doing it, they're not doing it to you. Turn it over. You can't change the wind, but you can adjust the sails. Action alleviates anxiety. Action: Lazy works twice. Action: Utilize, don't analyze You have to act right in order to feel right Remember Al-Anons: The quicker, the sicker, the sooner, the better!!! Al-anon: Known in Ireland as the Provisional Wing of AA. Alcoholic A piece of crap the universe revolves around.
An alcoholic is someone who wants to be held while isolating. I may not be much, but I'm all I think about. I only drank on days beginning with "T"-Tuesdays, Thursdays, Today, Tomorrow If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it must be aduck. If you drank enough to get to AA, you drank enough. Alcohol provokes the desire but takes away the performance. It's not what or how much you drank, it's what it did to you. Alcoholics Terminal uniqueness! They didn't make a glass big enough for me to have one drink. An alcoholic alone is slumming. An alcoholic is not a guy who thinks he's had one too many. He's usually the guy who thinks he's had one too few. Being a "little bit alcoholic" is like being a "little bit pregnant." Every alcoholic's favorite brand: More! If you think you are an alcoholic, chances are, you are. The destiny of every alcoholic is to be locked up, covered up or sobered up. You can carry the message, but not the alcoholic. You're probably an alcoholic if: You think spilling beer is alcohol abuse. We alcoholics either go to Yale or jail Alcohol went from being my best friend to my worst enemy. An alcoholic can be in the gutter, yet still look down on people.
Guilt of yesterday, fear of tomorrow, shame of today.
High bottoms have trap doors. If the cure works, chances are, you have the disease. If you drank long enough to get to an A.A. meeting, you drank long enough. Once you are a pickle, you can't ever be a cucumber again. But once you are a pickle, you can be a newcomer.
The three most dangerous words for an alcoholic-"I've been thinking" We are not bad people becoming good, but sick people becoming well. Your bottom just may be six feet under. Your disease progresses even when you are not drinking. Active alcoholism is like an elevator; you can get off at any floor. Alcoholism doesn't come in bottles; it comes in people. Alcoholism is a self-diagnosed disease. Some people think alcoholism is a two-fold disease--more and right now.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
It's not alcoholwasm; it's alcoholism.
I can go from grateful to hateful in a second.
If I don't "pause when agitated", I might use my "paws when agitated We are only as big as the smallest thing that makes us angry.
Anger is but a mask for fear.
Justifiable anger is best left to those able to handle it.
Those who anger you, conquer you.
H.A.L.T. Don't get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired
I don't say things to make you angry, I say things that make you angry.
The second A in AA is precious; it is the word in our name that sets us apart from all other alcoholics.
Who you see here, what you hear here, let it stay here.
A T T I T U D E 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5=100% You can wake up and say "Good morning, God" or "Good God, it's morning!" Attitude: You get what you expect in life.
Attitude in life is everything!
Keep an attitude of gratitude. BE a human being not a human doing. Be better than you were! Be here now. Don't know-be. If It's To Be, It's Up To Me! What will be...will appear. You are still becoming. Being humble means being teachable. We came, we came to, we came to believe.
The liar's punishment is not that they are not believed, but that they can believe no one else.
If you want to hide something from an AA member, put it in the Big Book.
The Big Book: One of those rare books that gets smarter every time I read it. You may be the only copy of the Big Book some people ever see. Blame, character defects: You spot it, you got it. Blame: Don't point a finger; point the whole hand (reach out). When you point a finger at someone, there are three pointing back at you.
May you be blessed with a slow recovery. No one comes to AA on a good day. When things get worse faster than you can lower your standards.
My bottom is where I put my shovel down.
The longer I'm in the program, the lower my bottom seems to get.
Program bumper stickers belong on the dashboard, not the bumper.
Daily meditation for about 20 minutes is recommended for all in recovery; unless, of course, you're very busy-then you should meditate for an hour.
When someone's pushing your buttons, hit the "MUTE" on your remote.
Take care of your body. If you don't, where else are you going to live?
Change: A suggestion is a subtle command.
Everything after "but" is BS. If you don't change, you'll be begging for change. If you are eating a shit sandwich, chances are, you ordered it. If you have God in one hand and the fellowship in the other hand, you can't get drunk today.
If you keep doing the same thing over and over, you'll keep getting the same thing over and over. If you stole horses when you were drinking, and you expect to get sober, you not only quit drinking, but you quit stealing horses. If you want to keep feeling how you're feeling, then keep doing what you are doing. If you want what you never had, you have to do what you've never done.
Life begins right outside your comfort zone.
Make no major changes in the first year.
Put down the weapons, pick up the tools.
Change is inevitable, Growth is optional
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, thecourage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
How many alcoholics does it take to change a light bulb? Change? What do you mean, change?
If you don't change, nothing changes.
If you fail to change the person you were when you came in, that person will take you out.
Learn to change, change to learn. There are only two things an alcoholic doesn't like the way things are, and change. When one door shuts, another opens. Give a damn; be a channel. If Nothing Changes, nothing changes. Chapter Five is called "How It Works," not "Why Me?" Character is how we act when we think no one is watching. Fear is the mother of all character defects. Today, we have a choice. Coincidences are God's way of staying anonymous. There are no coincidences. The willingness to be uncomfortable leads to being comfortable.
We drink to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Just keep coming.
Keep coming back, it works!
Keep coming back, it worksdon't go away; it works even better!
Identify, don't compare.
Are you comparing your insides to someone else's outsides?
If you have to control your drinking, it must be out of control.
If you have to control your drinking, what's the point of drinking?
When you see "CRAZY" coming, hurry up and cross the street!
Walk a mile in another's shoes before you criticize
the courage to change the things I can...
Daily meditation for about 20 minutes is recommended for all in recovery; unless, of course, you're very busythen you should meditate for an hour.
When you dance with a gorilla, it's the gorilla who decides when to stop. One day at a time. When you don't know what to do, don't do anything. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. The difference between us and God is that God knows the end of the story. It's a cinch by the inch; it's hard by the yard. We can disagree without being disagreeable, we can argue without being difficult. Negativity is my disease asking me to come out and play. When you do good, you never know how much good you do. When you don't know what to do, do nothing. There are two kinds of people in this world the doers and the done tos. Doormat: Don't ever be someone's slogan because you are poetry. We came to these rooms not because we drank a lot, but because we drank too much. Trying is what got me drunk; doing is what keeps me sober. I drank to stimulate thought and blacked out; I drank to make conversation and tied my tongue; I drank for warmth and lost my cool;
I drank to forget and became haunted; I drank for freedom and became a slave; I drank for power and became powerless; I drank to erase problems and saw them multiply; I drank to cope with life and invited death...or worse; I drank because I had the right and everything turned out wrong. A drink is only an arm's-length away. A free d