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words of wisdom-2003





Words Of Wisdom
2003

(A Collection of sayings heard at meetings)

"HOW"
Honesty —- Step 1 – “admitted”
Openness — Step 2 – “came to believe”
Willingness — Step 3 – “made a decision”

I
have issues – it’s you, it’s you, it’s you (“itsyous”).

Attitude
of Gratitude

Forgive:
give something else for/give something else instead of

A
codependent is an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.

Codependents’
Motto: “Without you, I am not me.”

This
too shall pass.

One
day at a time.

Turn
it over.

I
can’t, God can. I think I’ll let Him (or Her).

God
doesn’t close one door without opening another.

Keep
it simple.

But
for the grace of God, there go I.

People
helping people.

BIBLE
= Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

Just
for today.

Everything
happens for a reason.

You
are right where you are supposed to be.

Time
takes time.

Put
one foot in front of the other.

Think,
think, think.

Do
unto others as you would have them do unto you.

You
reap what you sow.

Courage
is not the absence of fear, but the ability to overcome it.

Being
willing to risk being wrong.

You
can’t talk your way out of something you acted your way into.

Living
Amends are when I change my behavior.

I now
see red flags when I used to only see green lights.

What
you miss in the 4th step, you can clean up in the 10th step.

Seek
interior silence.

The
mind is a dangerous neighborhood; don’t go in alone.

If
you have a resentment for someone, pray for them for 15 (or 30) days. Pray that
they receive what you want.

It
feeds me, and I need to be fed.

I’ve
suffered from many hardships in my life, many of which have never happened.

“Good
morning, God,” instead of “Good God, it’s morning.”

Thy
will be done.

Thy
will, not my will. (re: Step 11)

Just
do the next right thing. That’s God’s will.

Trust
God. Clean House. Help Others.

I hid
in relationships so I didn’t have to deal with me.

You
are the only person you will ever love who will never leave you.

I’m a
human being, not a human doing.

Step
1 is good for me because it’s a chance to start over.

I
need to take Step 2 when ever I feel FAP – fear, anger, or pain.

You
can fire your old God.

My
glasses are covered with low self-esteem and everything I see is coated with
that. (from a CoDA meeting)

Sometimes,
having a higher power is like having a good friend. Yes, we’re good friends.
We’ve known each other for years – I just don’t call.

What
they told me when I began in CoDA was to come to at least six meetings and then
if I decided this program wasn’t for me, they’d “cheerfully refund my misery.”

The
best guarantee for your future is to live today really well.

God
is a gentleman and he doesn’t come in unless you ask him.

A
12-step meeting is a lot like an orgy – You leave feeling really good but
you’re not sure who to thank.”

Submitted
by,
Michelle N.

CODA
= Counting On Divine Assistance

Submitted
by,
V.C.

 

Eat
when you are hungry…sleep when tired…radical idea

God,
I want, and think I need the following, without being needy: 
Time, touch, availability, attention, acceptance to grow up, self esteem, self
acknowledgment, intimacy, appropriate sex, travel, another change, massage,
exercise, music, dance, less busyness, feedback when I ask for it, peer
support, family support, meetings, co-sponsors, honest direct communications,
better God sense, better program, walk the walk, grandkids, sons-daughters in
laws–perfect onesless unsolicited advise, fewer rules, permission to break
rules, humor, therapy, not to make long lists 

thanks for any that you will for me 

Submitted by,
Dan D

 

Let
Go…Or Be Dragged

Submitted
by,
Karen J.

 

Would
a normal person be angry?

Anger is not a character defect, it is how you use it.

Submitted
by,
Abbey K.

 

Don’t
quit before your miracle

The
only way through the pain is through it

God
don’t make no junk

Fear
is a four letter word

Submitted
by,
Barbara S.

 

Feel
the fear, and do it anyway.

Submitted
by,
Mary D.

 

You
don’t know until you KNOW

I
hear what you say, but I believe what you do

You
can’t until you CAN

Submitted
by,
Ronnie B.

 

If I
stop people-pleasing, people will not be pleased.

Submitted
by,
V.C.

 

In
recovery I admit I learned a different game, and become willing to learn the
real one.

Submitted
by,
V.C.
 

 


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