Your recovery tip for the day - just for today. Just for today, stay clean and sober. Just for today, do the best you can. Just for today, stay away from the old people, places and things. Just for today, stick to your dedicated recovery plan and routine. Tomorrow is not your deal. It's God's deal. Remember, don't pick up no matter what, just for today!
Today's recovery tip today is the topic: This Too Shall Pass. Did someone from left from left field just BOOM! BAM! throw a fastball into your life? Maybe a recovery buddy just went back out. Maybe a granny just died. Maybe a sponsor reported he has cancer. Maybe you lost your job. ( Something unexpected ). When this happens start back to day one in your recovery program: more meeting, meet with your sponsor and go for an ice cream. do your readings, hit your knees with help in the morning and thanks at night and share-share-share. When you share your pain, 50% of that pain stays in the rooms. This too shall pass. And you will be of better service to your creator to mankind.
Today's recovery tip for the day is about help in the morning and thanks at night. In phase one of your recovery you will just be getting out of detox and establishing a routine and building faith in the God of your own understanding. So you put some keys or cigarettes (something that you use often) and you put it under the bed. In the morning when you get up, you are on your knees to get that item and then you remember: Oh! I'm on my knees so that I can ask for help and that's all you need to do. Just say "help". And then at night when you come back home, when you're ready to go to bed, you be sure to put those cigarettes or keys or personal item back under the bed. And you'll find yourself again on your knees and you'll go: Oh! I'm here on my knees for a reason in my recovery. And you simply need to say "thank you". On phase 2, after you have gotten out of rehab and you're out in the real world, it can be very scary. So you don't know what you might run into and what slippery items, people, places and things are out there. So, at this point in the morning you are on your knees getting the item from under the bed and you say "keep me away from (and you name your addiction) and please keep me away old people, old behaviors - and, just for today, slippery things". At night ,when you're back on your knees replacing the item under the bed, you just say "thank you". The phase 3 is after you have done step three and now you have a higher power to the best of your understanding at this part of your recovery. So in the morning when you are retrieving the item from under the bed, it goes like this: "please keep me clean and sober just for today, and please help me be of maximum service to you and to others". At night it is always about thank you for keeping me clean from (and you name your addiction)". Because we switch our addiction at times. too. Different phases and different parts of our life, we all have different addictions. So, name the addiction, you specify the addiction that you are in recovery from at this point.
Today's recovery tip for the day is the power of gratitude. We can't lie and tell the truth at the same time. We can't hate and love that very same moment. We can't spend the money and keep the money in our wallet. We can't suffer a crisis and give God gratitude at the very same time. The first second of a crisis issue or negative news, flip on an instant gratitude list. Even if, the only thing that comes to mind is: "Oh God, thank you that my cat is furry." The miracle potion to survive negative is to speak and write positive. And that means speak and write gratitude. The power of gratitude, use it and watch at work.
Today's recovery today is the topic: It's a Spiritual Program. The first thing we want to do when we wake up in the morning is to ask God to keep us clean and sober throughout the day. And to always ask God to help us make the right decision. And to ask God to help us to do the next right thing. Remember: God is the answer what's the question? The faster we work our 12 steps and live the 'walking around steps' which are steps 10, 11 and 12 (on a 24/7 system), the stronger our conscious contact is with God. Remember, read the Big Book, pages 83 to 88 every day. If you don't have a big book you can Google the pages, 83 to 88. You split them into two sections. The first section you read in the morning and at night you read the part that begins with: 'as we retire at night'. Reading the Big Book, pages 83 to 88 every day you will see this a spiritual program.
Hi! This is Cindy Charles Ouellette, with Crying Hearts of the Loved Ones ministry. Today's recovery tip for the day is about the word: 'No'. When your decision or verbal answer is 'No' ,that is a complete sentence. There is no need for justifying. There is no need for apologizing. There is no need for beating around the bush. There is no need for blushing or sweating it out. Your recovery, your new life, your health, your relationships, your recovery management time schedule , your money; they're yours. Own it. Say 'No' to protect it. Thank you for enjoying today's tip for the day for recovery! And just for today, don't pick up or use, no matter what!
Today's recovery tip today is the topic: Keep the focus on yourself. Your recovery is for you only. So, your responsibility is just for your own recovery. Take bits and pieces from others who have been clean and sober longer than you have, so you can build a strong basis for your own sobriety. To build your own experience about keeping sober, go to different types of meetings: Big Book Study, 12 Step Study, Open discussion, Speaker meetings, chip nights and even, Family Support groups. You have to live with yourself and so you qualify yourself to go get some family support tips. Every meeting has an annual party, round ups, get-togethers. They're great to build your sobriety strong on and the food is good, too. So build a strong recovery plan keep focus on yourself.
Today's recovery tip today is the topic: Write and Carry a Gratitude List. Using the back of the business card you can start making a gratitudelist. This business card will be substituted by a piece of paper as you increase your awareness of gratefulness in recovery. What's on the list are things that you are now grateful to have since a started recovery. As you grow in recovery, the major items will go as far back as to the very crisis that lead you into recovery. Events like a wreck, a divorce, a judge, an eviction notice, a pink slip from your boss; these things can be major 'thank yous' someday soon. On challenging days pullout and read your private, hard-earned gratitude list. Add to the list as you continue to stay clean and sober. Write and carry a gratitude list!
The recovery tip today is the topic: a secondary stand-in sponsor is OK. To navigate you in early sobriety and to teach you the 'ins and outs' of good recovery habits, be sure to call before that first drink or drug. Be sure to go to the same meetings as your permanent or temporary sponsor. And put him or her on your speed dial. Once-again, don't confuse a support team, buddies from rehab, with sponsorship. You can have a main sponsor and a temporary sponsor. You can have a spiritual sponsor. You can have a Big Book sponsor. You can have an accountability sponsor. But do have your main sponsor.
Hi! This is Cindy Charles Ouellette and today's recovery tip today is all about: Read the Big Book. Every day read the BigBook, pages 83 to 88 , no matter if you are on the recovery plan of the big book; a recovery plan of the Basic Text; or a recovery plan faith-based with the Serenity Bible. Google AA Big Book, pages 83 to 88. Separate them into two reading sessions. Pages 83 to 86 is one session. And then, on page 86 before going to sleep, begin where it says: 'when we retire at night'. This is a repetitive powerful Dragon slaying formula! We don't need chemotherapy. We don't need blood transfusions. We don't need dialysis. Our disease is wonderful! We have a solution, a discipline an outline to make us whole. Read theBig Book! Thank you for enjoying today's tip for the day for recovery. And remember: "just for today, we don't pick up or use no matter what!"