A great way to affirm a positive thought is to create an acronym out of the main word.

Below is a formula for walking thru moments of  pain:
1. P*ractice patience 
2. I*nspire creativity
3. N*urture love
4.  S*how gratitude

My HP has gave me this:

Pray                                                 Pray for
for                                                 Enlightenment
Acceptance                or                  And
and                                         Compassion                           
Enlightenment                                 Every day

od's constant presence in my life

Respect of self for being clean and working a program of recovery

Acceptance of those who choose to live and act different

Taking a step back before I react or over-react

Earning my way

Finding the good in others

Understanding that I don't ever have to do "this" alone

Love of and for family and friends

This is an old time program acronym:


Sometimes I have to HALT and not get too:






My HP gave me this part to go with it, when I was in ER by myself and really scared:


but other times I need to STOP and not get too






as well.


When overwhelmed with FEAR a lot of people choose to






but, through working my program, I have learned to







Able to






252 AA Slogans!

easy does it
first things first
live and let live
but for the grace of god
one day at time
let go and let god
kiss---keep it simple stupid
act as if.........
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
keep coming works if you work it

stick with the winners
keep right size
sobriety is a journey ..........not a destination
faith without works is dead
poor me.....poor me............pour me another drink
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
aa=altered attitudes
nothing is so bad, a drink won't make it worse
we are only as sick as our secrets
there are no coincidences in aa
be part of the solution,not the problem
sponsors: have one-----use one-----be one
I can't handle it god; you take over
keep an open mind
it works -------it really does ! (page 88,line 8 in the big book)
willingness is the key
more will be revealed
you will intuitively know
you will be amazed
no gain
go for it
keep the plug in the jug
do it sober
let it begin with me
just for today
sober `n` crazy
pass it on
it's in the book
you either is-------or you ain't
before you say: i can't ............say i'll try
don't quit 5 minutes before the miracle happens
some of us our sicker than others
we're all here because we're not all there
alcoholism is an equal opportunity destroyer
practice an attitude of gratitude
the road to sobriety is a simple journey for confused people with a
complicated disease
another friend of bill w.'s
god is never late
have a good day unless of course u have made other plans
decisions aren't forever
it takes time
90 meetings in 90 days.........90/90
you are not alone
where you go .......there you are
don't drink,read the big book,and go to meetings
use the 24-hour plan
make use of the telephone therapy
stay sober for yourself
look for similarities rather than differences
remember your last drunk
remember that alcoholism is incurable,progressive, and fatal
try not place conditions on your sobriety
when all else fails, follow directions
count your blessings
share your happiness
respect the anonymity of others
share your pain
let go of old ideas
try to replace guilt with gratitude
what goes around, comes around
change is a process, not an event
take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth
call your sponsor before, not after, you take the first drink
sick and tired of being sick and tired
it's the first drink that gets you drunk
to keep it, you have to give it away
man's extremity is god's opportunity
the price for serenity and sanity is self-sacrifice one alcoholic talking to equals one
take what you can use and leave the rest
what if........
yeah but.........
if only.........
help is only a phone call away
around aa or in aa ?
you can't give away what you don't have
one drink is too many and thousand not enough
keep coming back---kcb
anger is but one letter away from danger
courage to change
easy does it,but do it
bring the body and the mind will follow
accept your admission
remember when............
dry and tighten up (financially)
we AAs are 'gifted' people
there are 12 steps in the ladder of complete sobriety
fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed
before engaging your mouth,put your mind in gear!
i want what i want when i want it
there is no chemical solution to a spiritual problem
aa is not something you join,it's a way of life
we can be positive that our drinking was negative
spirituality is the ability to get our minds off ourselves
faith is spelled ...............a-c-t-i-o-n
backsliding begins when knee-bending stops
if i think,i won't drink. if i drink,i can't think
bend your knees before you bend your elbow
the first step in overcoming mistakes is to admit them

formula for failure: try to please everyone
sorrow is looking back,worry is looking around
willpower= our will-ingness to use a higher power
aa is an education without graduation
when your head begins to swell your mind stops growing
a journey of a 1,000 miles begins with the first step
god=good orderly direction
be as enthusiastic about aa as you were about your drinking
you received without cost,now give without charge
humility is our acceptance of ourselves
trying to pray is praying
get it ---give it---grow in it
faith is not belief without proof but trust without reservation
we're responsible for the effort not the outcome
this is a selfish program
ego=edge god out
keep your sobriety first to make it last
i drank: too much---too often---too long
aa will work if you want it to work
minds are like parachutes----they won't work unless they're open
what you hear and see here,stays here
alcoholism is the only disease that tells you you're all right
if you turn it over and don't let go of it,you will be upside down.
an aa meeting is where losers get together to talk about their
aa is a school in which we are all learners and all teachers
god taught us to laugh again but god please don't let us forget that
we once cried
serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm
aa may not solve all your problems but it is willing to share them
it isn't the load that weighs us down------it's the way we carry it
principles before personalities
when u do all the talking you only learn what you already know
the 7t's ---take time to think the thing through
there are none too dumb for the aa program but many are too smart
we all have another drunk left in us but we don't know if we have
another recovery in us
to be forgiven we must forgive
when we surrender to our higher power, the journey begins
the person with the most sobriety at a meeting is the one who got up
earliest that morning
knowledge of the answers never made anyone slip---it was failing to
practice the answers known
h.a.l.t.=don't get too hungry(h).......or too angry(a)......or too
lonely(l) ........or too tire(t)
fear stands for Frustration

the 12 steps tell us how it works; the 12 traditions tell us why it
aa won't ...........keep you from going to hell.............nor is it
a ticket to heaven............but it will...........keep u sober long
enough.........for you to make up your mind...............which way
you want to go!
if faith without works is dead; then .........willingness without
action is fantasy
when a person tries to control their drinking they have already lost
the task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us
seven days without an aa meeting makes one WEAK
you are not required to like it, you're only required to DO IT
when wallowing in your self-pity ...... get off the cross we need the
we in aa don't carry the alcoholic; we carry the message
the results are in god's hand
we are not human beings having spiritual experiences; we are spiritual
beings having human experiences
remember nothing is going to happen today that you and god can't
when man listens,god speaks; when man obeys,god works
don't watch the slippers but watch those who don't slip closely and
watch them go through difficulties and pull through
the 3 t's of gratitude to repay aa for our sobriety: our time, our
talent, our treasure
it's a pity we can't forget our troubles the same way we forget our
be careful what you pray for; you're liable to get it
the time to attend a meeting is when you least feel like going
work the program from the waist up
aa is the highest priced club in the world.........if u have paid the
dues, why not enjoy the benefits ?
the first step is the only step a person can work perfectly
the will of god will never take you where the grace of god will not
protect you
your big book is your sponsor too
aa never opened the gates of heaven to let me in, aa did open the
gates of hell to let me out
the only thing we take from this world when we leave is what we gave
time wasted in getting even can never be used in getting ahead
some people are so successful in aa that they turn out to be almost as
good as they used to think they were when they were drinking
sobriety delivers everything alcohol promised
possibilities and miracles are one in the same
get out of the driver's seat.......let go and let god
how==honesty,open-mindedness,and willingness
danger sign: when your eyes have wandered from the alcoholics who
still suffers and needs help-----to the faults of those whom the
program has already helped
first we stayed sober because we have to............
then we stay sober because we are willing to..........
finally we stay sober because we want to.............

slogans are wisdom written in shorthand
active alcoholics don't have relationships; they take hostages
everyday is a gift that is why we call it the present
if you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead
every recovery from alcoholism began with one sober hour
each and every alcoholic----sober or not----teaches us some valuable
lessons about ourselves and recovery
we had to quit playing god
don't compare---identify
don't intellectualize----utilize
RULE 62----don't take yourself so damn seriously!!!!!!!
aa has a wrench to fit every nut that walks through a meeting room
living in the here and now
how does one become an old-timer ? don't drink and don't die!
aa spoils your drinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
faith is our greatest gift; its sharing with others our greatest
if you want to drink-----that is your business
if you want to quit-------that is aa 's business
in a bar, we got sympathy-----as long as our money lasted.
in aa,we get understanding------for nothing!
even my worst day in sobriety is better than my best day drunk
the elevator is broken-------use the steps
let it begin with me
when all else fails.........the directions are in the big book
trust god.........clean others
anonymity is so important it's half of our name
if we don't grow,we gotta go
all you need to start your own aa meeting is a resentment and a coffee
religion is for those who fear god.........spirituality is for those
who have been to hell and back
there are no atheists in foxholes
three suggestions for making an aa speech:

when you are a sponsor, you get out of yourself. if i serve, i will be
why recovery never ends: the disease is alcoholISm, not alcoholWASM!
the aa way of life is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for
special occasions
the smartest thing an aa member can say is, help me
you are exactly where god wants you to be
god will never give you more than you can handle
slow but sure
in aa we say a coincidence is a miracle in which god chooses to
remain anonymous
it takes the good and bad aa meeting----the good and bad aa talk
-----to make this fellowship work
give time .......time
faith is a lighted doorway,but trust is a dark hall
the lesson i must learn is simply that my control is limited to my own
behavior,my own attitudes
the aa paradoxes:
---from weakness(adversity) comes strength
---we forgive to be forgiven
---we give it away to keep it
---we suffer to get well
---we surrender to win
---we die to live
---from darkness comes light
---from dependence we found independence

aa works for people who believe in god
aa works for people who don't believe in god
aa NEVER works for people who believe they ARE god
just for today i will try to live through this day only,and not tackle
my whole life problems at once. i can do something for 12 hours that
would appall me if i felt that i had to keep it up for a LIFETIME
there are two days in every week which we have no control
over----yesterday and is the only day we can change.
it is not the experience if today that drives people mad----it is the
remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday and the
dread of what tomorrow may bring.
slippers in aa use the rdp---revolving door policy
pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth
god has no grand kids
there is a god and i am not it
the road to disappointment (resentment) is paved with expectation
be nice to newcomers day they may be your sponsor
denial is not a river in egypt !
guilt is the gift that keeps on giving
the flip side to forgiveness is resentments
there is no magic in recovery only miracles
fear is the absences of faith
courage is faith that has said its prayers
depression is anger toward inward
alcoholics heal from the outside in.........but feel from the
3 A's in aa-----affection (thoughtfulness)
-----attention (listening)
-----appreciation (gratitude)

if it is meant to be...........i can't stop it
if it isn't god's will ............i can't make it happen

there are aa members who MAKE things happen
there are aa members who WATCH things happen
there are aa members who DON'T KNOW anything happen
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