1/1: When someone tries to control their drinking, they've already lost control.

1/2: Every day can be a new beginning.

1/3: We in AA don't carry the alcoholic.  We carry the message.

1/4: Sobriety delivers everything alcohol promised.

1/5: They're called "The Promises", not "The Possibilities."

1/6: Keeping sober is the most important thing in my life.

1/7: God steers the boat, but you need to row.

1/8: HOW= Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness

1/9: Slogans are wisdom written in shorthand.

1/10: Active alcoholics don't have relationships.  They take hostages.

1/11:  Every day is a gift.  That's why we call it the present.

1/12: If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.

1/13: Old timers stay sober one day at a time, just like everyone else.

1/14: Listen at meetings.  What you hear might save your life.

1/15: Identify, don't compare.

1/16: AA has a wrench to fit every nut that walks in the door.

1/17: AA spoils your drinking.

1/18: My worse day sober is better than my best day drunk.

1/19: Right action is the key to good living.

1/20: Trust God, clean house, help others.

1/21: It's alcohol-ism, not alcohol wasm.

1/22: All you need to start a new meeting is a resentment and a coffee pot.

1/23: Let go of those useless thoughts.

1/24: The first phrase to recovery: "I need help."

1/25: Every bottom has a trap door.

1/26: A difficult admission:  "I was wrong."

1/27: AA works for people who believe in God.  AA works for people who don't believe in God.  AA Doesn't work for people who think they are God.

1/28:  I will try to live through this day only and not tackle all my  life's problems at once.

1/29: Pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth.

1/30: The road to disappointment is paved with expectations.

1/31: Denial is not a river in Egypt.

2/1: Guilt is the gift that keeps on taking.

2/2: The flip side of resentment is forgiveness.

2/3: Fear and faith can't live in the same house.

2/4: Drinking for depression is like throwing gasoline on a fire to put it out.

2/5: A problem shared is a problem halved.

2/6:  Too many years and not enough days.

2/7: Ask for help.

2/8: Switching additions is like changing chairs on the Titanic.

2/9: Do the next right thing.

2/10: Don't leave before the miracle happens.

2/11:  Keep coming.

2/12: Plan that drink for tomorrow.

2/13: Don't let them rent space in your head.

2/14: Recovery is more a steady walk than a marathon.

2/15: Don't drink and go to meetings.

2/16: Think the drink through.

2/17: Easy does it.

2/18 Fake it 'til you make it.

2/19: It works if you work it, you die if you don't.

2/20: First things first.

2/21: The promise is happiness.  Wait for it.

2/22: Half measures availed us nothing.

2/23: Keep an attitude of gratitude.

2/24: HOW: Honest, open and willing.

2/25: I didn't get in trouble every time I drank, but every time I got in trouble I was drinking.

2/26: Sick and tired of being sick and tired.

2/27: Guilt is interest on a loan you don't owe.

2/28:  Let go.

3/1: Daily Reflections and 24 Hours A Day books

3/2: Ninety in ninety.

3/3: I have a disease that want me dead, but will settle for miserable.

3/4: Surrender to win.

3/5: The first step is the only one you need to work perfectly.

3/6: AA is a simple program for complicated people.

3/7:I can't do this alone.

3/8:This is a disease, not a disgrace.

3/9: Daily Reflections

3/10: Trust the process

3/11: hatever you put in front of your sobriety is the first thing you’re going to lose if you drink..

3/12: When you get hit by a train, it's not the caboose that kills you.

3/13: In it's simplest form, AA is is a program of love and service.

3/14: While you're working on your recovery, your addiction is doing pushups.

3/15:  You can't think your way into better living, but you can live your way into better thinking.

3/16:  Principals before Personalities

3/17: The steps are suggestions the way pulling the parachute cord is.

3/18: Let go or get dragged.

3/19:  In AA we're all learners and all teachers.

3/20: TIME.  This I Must Earn.

3/21:  Seven days without AA makes one weak.

3/22: HALT=Hungry, Angry. Lonely, Tired

3/23: The 12 steps protect us from drinking, the 12 traditions protect AA from us.

3/24:  The steps ARE the AA program.

3/25:  Faith without works is dead.

3/26:  No change, no change.

3/27:  Willingness is where it all starts.

3/28:  When a person tries to control their drinking, they have already lost control.

3/29:  The big lie:  I can drink normally now.

3/30: A.A.’s Three Legacies:  Recovery, Unity and Service!

3/31:  FEAR=False Evidence Appearing Real.

4/1:  Don't let the words get in the way of the message.

4/2: Go to ninety meetings in ninety days. Then do it again, and again, and again...

4/3:  Forgive yourself.

4/4:  When feeling self pity, work on your gratitude list.

4/5:  The results are in God's hands.

4/6:  Nothing is so bad that drinking can't make it worse.  Northing is so good that drinking can't wreck it.

4/7:  The people we were will always drink.  We have to change.

4/8: If you don't get the program stick around until it gets you.

4/9: When April Showers Come your way, they bring the flowers that come in May.

4/10:  Breath.

4/11:  You may deserve a reward, but a drink is never a reward.  It's always a penalty.

4/12:  The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God can't take care of you.

4/13: Be careful what you pray for.

4/14:  The first drink changes everything.

4/15:  Ask for help.

4/16:  To stay sober we need constant vigilance.

4/17:  We have a daily reprieve based on out spiritual condition.

4/18:  Sobriety is at the top of every gratitude list.

4/19: Take the first step every day.

4/20:  They're called the promises, not the possibilities.

4/21: Go to meetings as often as you drank.

4/22: Gratitude is the remedy for self pity.

4/23:  A.A.  It works if you work it.  You're worth it.

4/24: Treat yourself as well as you treat others.

4/25: Have a recovery routine and stick to it.

4/26:  It's a program of constant vigilance.

4/27:  Call your sponsor.

4/28: The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

4/29:  Our slogans are simple truths.

4/30:  I had problems in areas where I used to not have areas.



5/1:  You can't keep it unless you give it away.

5/2: The awful awakening to the hideous four horsemen - Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration and Despair.

5/3: Behave.  You're the only Big Book some people will ever see.

5/4:  Easy does it.

5/5: Wear the world like a loose garment.

5/6: Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.

5/7: Sobriety delivers everything drinking promised.

5/8: Active alcoholics don't have relationships, they take hostages.

5/9:  Smile.  It will change your world.

5/10: As long as you let your higher power drive the bus you're safe.

5/11:  Every day is a gift.  That's why we call it the present.

5/12: Time wasted getting even can never be used to get ahead.

5/13: Some people are so successful in AA that they turn out to be almost as successful as they thought they were when they were drinking.

5/14: Pain is the touchstone of our spiritual development.

5/15: Our character defects are obstacles to recovery.

5/16: If not a day at a time, then an hour at a time.

6/17: Don't compare.  Identify.

5/18: A path with no obstacles probably doesn't lead anywhere.

5/19:  It's the engine that gets you, not the caboose.

5/20: RULE 62... Don't take yourself so damn seriously!!

5/21: If you hang around a barber shop you may eventually get a haircut.

5/22:  The power is in the rooms.

5/23: Live right today and tomorrow will take care of itself.

5/24:My worse day sober is better than my best day drunk.

5/25:  When all else fails read the directions.  They're in the Big Book.

5/26: Some days, it's one hour at a time.

5/27: Faith is our greatest gift.  Sharing it is our greatest responsibility.

5/28: Fake it 'till you make it

5/29: Trust God, clean house, help others.

5/30: Anonymity is so important it's half our name.

5/31: The person I was will always drink.  I have to change.

6/1: All you need for a new meeting is a resentment and a coffee pot.

6/2: It's Alcohol(is)m, not alcoh0l(was)m

6/3: Four sentences to freedom and happiness:  I'm sorry, I was wrong, I need help and I don't know.

6/4: First things first.

6/5: We seek spiritual progress, not spiritual perfection.

6/6: Find a daily recovery routine that works for you.

6/7: FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real.

6/8:  "And Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today."

6/9: Slow but sure.

6/10: Right action is the key to good living.

6/11::   Keep it simple.

6/12: "Coincidence" is a miracle God wishes to keep anonymous.

6/13: AA paradox 1: From weakness (adversity) comes strength.

6/14: AA Paradox #2: We forgive to be forgiven.

6/15: AA Paradox #3: We give it away to keep it.

6/16: AA Paradox #4:  We suffer to get well.

6/17: AA Paradox #5:  We surrender to win.

6/18: Paradox #6: From darkness comes light.

6/19:  AA Paradox #7: From dependence we found independence

6/20: Pain is the touchstone of our spiritual development.

6/21: Denial is not a river in Egypt.

6/22:  This too shall pass.

6/23:  Expectations are disappointments waiting to happen.

6/24: Courage is not absence of fear.  It's taking action even when afraid.

6/25: Guilt?  Take responsibility then forgive yourself.

6/26: Fear is defeated by faith.

6/27: Depression is anger turned inward.

6/28: If it's meant to be I can't stop it.  If it isn't, I can't make it happen.

6/29:  Some people make things happen. Some people watch things happen.  Some people don't know what happened.  Which are you?

6/30: Don't drink and go to meetings!

7/1:Surrender to win.

7/2: Do the next right thing.

7/3: Come all the way in and sit all the way down.

7/4: Don't leave before the miracle happens.7/5:  Don't let other people's words define you.

7/5: Don't let other people's words define you.

7/6: Don't let people rent space in your head.

7/7: Don't drink and go to meetings.

7/8: Fake it 'till you make it.

7/9: First things First.

7/10:  G.O.D.  Good Orderly Direction.

7/11:  G.O.D.  Group Of Drunks.

7/12:  AA gives us what we always wanted and didn't know we wanted.

7/13: You may not always get what you want, but if you live right, you will always get what you  need.

7/14:  There but for the grace of God go I.

7/15: Half measures availed us nothing.

7/16: Have an attitude of gratitude.

7/17: H.O.W. -  Honest, Open, and Willing

7/18: I can't; He can; I think I'll let Him.

7/19: I didn’t get in trouble every time I drank; but every time I got in trouble I was drinking.

7?20: If you don't drink, you won’t get drunk.

7/21: In Sobriety, there are good times and growth times.

7/22: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.

7/23: It takes what it takes.

7/24: I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

7/25: If nothing changes, nothing changes.

7/26: If you are not completely satisfied with AA, your misery will be promptly refunded.

7/26: If you are not completely satisfied with AA, your misery will be promptly refunded.

7/27:  If you don't get this program, stick around until it gets you.

7/28: If you don't remember your last drunk, you haven't had it yet.

7/29:If you hang out in a barbershop, you just might get a haircut.

7/30:  If you think you don’t have a lower bottom, remember there’s always a trap door.

7/31: It works if you work it

8/1:It's no fun having a belly full of alcohol, if you have a head full of AA.

8/2: Keep coming back.

8/3:Keep it simple.

8/4: Let go and let God.

8/5: Live and let Live.

8/6: Identify, don't compare.

8/7: Meeting makers make it.

8/8: I have a disease that wants to kill me.

8/9: Do ninety meetings in ninety days.

8/10: One day at a time.

8/11: If you don't drink, you won't get drunk.

8/12: One is too many and a thousand is not enough.

8/13: Play the tape all the way through.

8/14: Poor me, poor me, pour me another drink.

8/15: Relapse is a process, not an event

8/16: Stay away from wet faces and wet places.

8/17: Stick with the winners

8/18: Stinkin’ Thinkin’

8/19: Surrender to win.

8/20: Take the suggestions.

8/21: Take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth.

8/22: The first step is the only one you have to work perfectly.

8/23: They call it Alcohol-‘ism’, not Alcohol-‘wasm’.

8/24: This disease is bigger than me, but it's not bigger than us.

8/25: This is a disease, not a disgrace.

8/26: I came to AA because I had to.  Now I come to AA because I want to.

8/27: Relieve me of the bondage of self.

8/28: This is a simple program for complicated people.

8/29: I get drunk.  We get sober.

8/30: It's a simple program but it's not easy.

8/31: This too shall pass.



9/1: Turn it over.

9/2: Don't make any big changes the first year.

9/3: Move a muscle, change a thought.

9/4: If you hang out in barber shops, you'll eventually get a hair cut.

9/5: Take the alcohol from the alcoholic and you still have the "ic."

9/6: More will be revealed

9/7: Dare to be boring.

9/8: It's the engine that gets you, not the caboose.

9/9: Join the "I don't drink no matter what" club.

9/10: Take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth.

9/11: Keep your sobriety independent from life's ups and downs.

9/12: Does it have to be said?  Does it have to be said by me?  Does it have to be said now?

9/13: We are not bad people trying to get good, we are sick people trying to get well.

9/14: Come all the way in and sit all the way down.

9/15: We don’t trip over mountains; we trip over molehills.

9/16: We have a disease that tells us: we don’t have a disease.

9/17: Whatever you put in front of your sobriety is the first thing you’ll  lose if you drink.

9/18: When all else fails, working with another alcoholic saves the day.

9/19: While you're in your meeting, your disease is outside in the parking lot doing pushups.

9/20: If your butt falls off, put it in a bag and bring it to a meeting.

9/21: Live well.  You might be the only Big Book most people will ever see.

9/22: You can't think your way into better living, but you can live your way into better thinking.

9/23: You have to give it away to keep it.

9/24: Your best thinking got you here.

9/25: Ask for help.

9/26: Easy does it.

9/27: First things first.

9/28: Live and let live.

9/29: There but for the grace of God.

9/30: Think..think..think.

10/1:  One day at a time.

10/2: Let go and let God.

10/3: KISS. Keep it simple stupid.

10/4: This is a program of love and service.

10/5: This too shall pass.

10/6: Don't leave before the miracle happens.

10/7: I can't...He (She, They) can...I think I'll let Him (Her, Them)

10/8: Keep coming back.  It works if you work it.

10/9: Stick with the winners.

10/10: Try to stay right size.

10/11: Sobriety is a journey, not a destination.

10/12: Faith without works is dead.

10/13: Poor me, poor me, pour me a drink.

10/14: To thine own self be true

10/15: I came. I came to. I came to believe.

10/16: Be where your feet are.

10/17: If God seems far away, who moved?

10/18: Turn it over.

10/19: Nothing is so bad that drinking can't make it worse.  And nothing is so good that drinking can't wreck it.

10/20: We're only as sick as our secrets.

10/21: AA=Attitude Adjustment.

10/22: HOW. Honesty, openness and willingness.

10/23: Pain is the touchstone of our spiritual development.

10/24: Sponsors.  Have one, use one , be one.

10/25: More will be revealed.

10/26: It works if you work it.

10/27: Let go or be dragged.

10/28: Just for today.

10/29: You will be amazed.

10/30: We're all here because we're not all there.

10/31:  Alcohol is an equal opportunity destroyer.

11/1: AA is a simple program for complicated people.

11/2: It's God's time, not my time.

11/3:  Have a good day.  Unless you have other plans.

11/4: 90 meetings in 90 days.

11/5: Check your motives

11/6: You are not alone.

11/7: Make your recovery as progressive as your disease.

11/8: Don't drink and go to meetings!

11/9: No matter where you go, there you are.

11/10: Pick up that 1,000 pound phone.

11/11: Identify, don't compare.

11/12: Remember your last drunk.

11/13: Alcoholism is progressive, incurable and fatal. 

11/14: Make a gratitude list.  Start with your sobriety.

11/15: Share your blessings and your pain.

11/16:  Forgiveness overcomes resentment.

11/17: Change is a process, not an event.

11/18: Take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth.

11/19: Call someone before you drink.

11/20: I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

11/21: It's the engine that gets you, not the caboose.

11/22: To keep it, you have to give it away.

11/23: The greater the inconvenience of the service, the greater the reward.

11/24: Gratitude is the solution to self-pity and resentment.

11/25: Help is just a phone call away.

11/26: You can't keep it if you don't give it away.

11/27: One drink is too many, a thousand is not enough.

11/28: Keep coming.

11/29: Anger is one letter away from danger.

11/30: Bring the body and the mind will follow.

12/1/:  AA is not a club.  It's a way of life.

12/2: We can be positive that our drinking was negative.

12/3: Humility is not thinking less of ourselves.  It's thinking of ourselves less.

12/4. I thought drinking was the best thing that ever happened to me and it turned out to be the worse.  I thought A.A was the worse thing that ever happened to me, and it turned out to be the best.

12/5: Pain shared is halved.  Joy shared is doubled.

12/6: Backsliding begins when knee bending ends.

12/7: If I think, I won't drink.  If I drink, I can't think.

12/8: The first step in overcoming mistakes is to admit them.

12/9: AA is a program of love and service.12/10: Sorrow is looking back.  Worry is looking forward.  Live one day at a time.

12/10: Sorrow is looking back.  Worry is looking forward.  Live one day at a time.

12/11: You will know a new freedom and a new happiness.

12/12: The God of your understanding.

12/13: You received without cost.  Now give without charge.

12/14: If you drank every day back then, go to AA every day now.

12/15: My sobriety is the most important thing in my life!

12/16: Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but rather calm within the storm.

12/17: AA teaches us to laugh and reminds us we cried.

12/18: When you do all the talking, you only learn what you already know.

12/19: Take Time To Think The Thing Through.

12/20: When you're scared, don't drink. When you're angry, don't drink.  When you're lonely, don't drink. Just don't drink no matter what.

12/21: Nothing's so bad, that drinking can't make it worse.  Nothing's so good that drinking can't wreck it.

12/22 We all have another drunk in us, but maybe not another recovery.

12/23: The people we were will always drink.  We have to change.

12/24: To be forgiven, we must forgive.

12/25: Don't leave before the miracle happens.

12/26: When we surrender, the journey begins.

12/27: He had too many years and not enough days.

12/28: Knowing the solution to our drinking problem is not enough.  We need to practice the solution.

12/29: HALT.  Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired.

12/30: Faith without works is dead.

12/31: One day at a time



An oxymoron walks into a bar.  The silence was deafening.

A misplaced modifier walks into a bar and sits next to a man with a glass eye named Jack.

A simile walks into a bar parched as a desert.

A metaphor walked into a bar.  It was paradise.

A hyperbole walked into a bar.  It was the best bar in the world.

A euphemism walks into a bar and proceeded to get very "over served."


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