Phrases I learned in recovery

It occurred to me today there’s a handful of phrases that come naturally to me now that didn’t before working recovery.

Phrases I had to learn or relearn, that in the act of speaking them are changing me, and in having said them keep leading to new opportunities I didn’t expect.

For starters,

  1. Hi, I’m (@Eke)!
  2. That sounds interesting, tell me more.
  3. Can I give you my number?
  4. I’m sorry, my mistake. What can I do to make this right?
  5. YES, let’s do that!

What else you got, Taking Sober?

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You’re right and I was wrong, is/was a huge one for me.
Step 10 has really had a big impact on my life. Especially that “when we were wrong promptly admitted it”

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Word to that, brother.

And for real living in the Serenity Prayer, but figured it went without saying. :blush:

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I was exactly gonna say that and didn’t even get to step 10 !
But it’s magic how much difference that one sentence makes…

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“let it go…”

If it doesn’t impact me why should i make it impact me?
If it doesn’t impact you why do you let it impact you?

Let it go.

I would either let, or use as an excuse, so many things impact me that had nothing to do with me. I see this with others too.

Let it go

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“…but I can handle it.” (in reference to life challenges, instead of shrinking away)

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This too shall pass.
In this moment everything is okay.
Let go or be dragged.
To thine own self be true.

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“No”. (To myself)

“No Thanks. I’m good”. (To everyone else)

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You remind me context is important! Ha.

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I love the AA slogans

  1. Live and let live
  2. Easy does it
  3. But for the grace of God
  4. Think think think
  5. First things frst.

And then the bonus “Live easy but think first”.

In any situation I’m sure that one of these slogans will get me through.

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Whatever!
It is what it is.
Get over it.
I’m sorry, do you forgive me?

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Be here now.
Not today.
Sunrise. Sunset. Sunrise.
No thanks
One day at a time
Let it go @dot.dot.dot totally agree on this point
Slow down

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K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple. Stupid

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You can’t turn a pickle back into a cucumber
Just like You can’t turn an alcoholic back into a normal drinker.

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No one pushes your buttons like family because they installed them.

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Ain’t that the truth!!

H.O.P.E. = Hang on, pain ends
There is a solution…
Think the drink through.
One day at a time!
H.O.P.E. = Hearing other people’s experiences

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Ego - Edging God Out

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Accept myself. Then love myself.
The person in the mirror is my own worst enemy.
Let go of outcomes.
Step 10 is about perseverance.
If I sponsor myself, I have a fool for a sponsor.
I cant stay sober on yesterday’s sobriety.
When the booze got out of my brain, my Higher Power finally had somewhere to go.

Assortment of my quote collection, heard in the rooms in 2019 :wink:

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Wowzers! Y’know, at the top of this thread I was really wondering about phrases others find coming more naturally in how they address people outwardly. Like, in how we find ourselves speaking with others changing.

You all are delivering well beyond that though. There’s some solid meditations throughout this thread that are really rocking my world. :sunglasses:

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