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SLOGANS & other quotes/acronyms


 

I was urged to share acronyms, al-anon slogans & other sayings...  some old, some new ~ food for thought.


~ 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 ~ Think! Listen And Learn ~
~ Keep An Open Mind ~ Let It Begin With Me ~ Together We Can Make It ~ Be Honest ~ 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

 

 Alanon's Three C's: Alcoholism: You didn't CAUSE it, You can't CONTROL it, and You can't CURE it!
3 C's ~ You Can Control Yourself, You Can Change Yourself, You Can Cure Yourself 3 A's ~ Awareness, Acceptance, Action  
ANGELS EXIST but some times, 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.
"A's pick up the bottle alanons 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 an expecting different results.
Dont 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
HELP ~ Help/Heal Ourselves/Others Purge Emptiness
MYOB ~ 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

  1. HAVE CLEARLY DEFINED EXPECTATIONS.
  2. CLEARLY DEFIENED CONSEQUENCES THAT DONT DISRUPT YOUR SERENITY.
  3. SET THEM CLEARLY.
  4. COMMUNICATE THEM CLEARLY.
  5. ENFORCE THEM CONSISTENTLY
  6. 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 ~
LOVE YOURSELF 
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

1.       I WILL USE MY PROGRAM                                                                                            

  1. I WILL BE GOOD TO MYSELF & RELAX                                                                 
  2. I WILL BE UNAFRAID                                                 
  3. I WILL BE GRATEFUL                                                                                             
  4. I WILL APPRECIATE MYSELF & OTHERS                                                       
  5. I WILL BE LOVING & KIND
  6. I WONT CRITICIZE & WORK ON MYSELF
  7. I WILL TACKLE THIS DAY & THIS DAY ALONE, LEAVING THE FUTURE WHERE IT IS
  8. I WILL STUDY TO STRENGTHEN MY MIND
  9. 10. I WILL STRETCH & STRENGTHEN MY BEAUTIFUL BODY  
    11. I WILL MEDITATE
      
    12. I WILL BE HAPPY
      
    13. I WILL LOVE MYSELF, TRULY & GENTLY
      
    14. I WILL ATTEND MEETINGS ON-LINE REGULARLY    
      
    15. I WILL SURRENDER TO GOD
      
    16. I WILL COMMUNE WITH GOD IN PRAYERS
      
    17. 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.

    
  
 





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~*Service Worker*~

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Awesome kitty. I have over 30 pages of cut and paste wisdom from the board. I will add yours.

In support,
Nancy

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may I add to this wonderful list?

SLOGANS IN ACTION

Just For Today,
I will Let It Begin with Me
And Think, How Important Is It
Before I lose my serenity
And if I Keep It Simple
When my mind wants to burst
I will remember Easy Does It
and place First Things First
And isn't it kind of Funny
When I feel I've bottomed out
I find hope and courage when
I finally Let Go and Let God
But For The Grace of God
I can Keep An Open Mind
And learn to Live and Let Live
One Day At A Time.

Never let me imagine that my satisfaction with life depends on what someone else may do (ODAT in Al-Anon pg234)

If you keep doing what you've always done, you will keep getting what you've always gotten



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Thank you for posting this.  I love the slogans and find them very useful.

maresie

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These are great. made me feel better today :)

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Thanks Kittty

When I speak at meetings I always mention that for my first few years in program "The Slogans" were my tool.  The Steps looked to complicated for my fried brain, but the Slogans made sense.  Then when I did get some sanity and decided to work the steps I found that I had already done many with the use of slogans

Let Go and Let God were the first 3 steps.
Serenity Prayers ( which I said often) was the 11th step
Focus on Yourself was my invitation to look at myself and own my [art (4th step)

Sharing at meetings were my 12 th step

The slogans made sense of the steps and enabled me to do them formally with such ease.  What a powerful program
Thanks for posting them





-- Edited by hotrod on Thursday 29th of July 2010 09:11:00 AM

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