Link I'll never drink again Vol. 2

Saturday, July 22, 2006

I've been collecting these over the last couple weeks. Just thought I'd share.
They're all from:
Jack C.
The Serenity Project
jack@thecompleteserenityprayer.com


Serenity Blocker: Envy
Program Principle: Acceptance leads to serenity; envy to ongoing dissatisfaction and dis-ease.
"If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang."
Charley Reese, Contemporary American journalist



Serenity Practice: Kindness...
Program Principle: Be ye kind.
“He who distributes the milk of human kindness, cannot help but spill a little on himself.”
J.M, Barrie, Scottish novelist and dramatist, best remembered for inventing the character of Peter Pan (1860-1937)



Serenity Practice: Praise...
Program Principle: Praise builds, criticism tears down. Would you like to be a builder or a wrecking ball?
“Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth!”
George W. Crane, American publisher (1843-1913)



Serenity Practice: Selflessness
Program Principle: We find peace by living for others, not for own edification.
“Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.”
Nancy Witcher Astor, first woman to serve as a member of the British House of Commons. (1879 - 1964)



Serenity Practice: Surrender...
Program Principle: Some of us tried to hold onto our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.
"Life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice."
Maya Angelou, contemporary American poet.



Serenity Practice: Giving...
Program Principle: Generosity is an unfailing sign of spirituality.
“Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege."
John D. Rockefeller Jr., American philanthropist, son of the founder of Standard Oil. (1874-1960)



Serenity Practice: Humor...
Program Principle: The key to sanity is a good sense of humor.
“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road."
Henry Ward Beecher, American Congregationalist clergyman and reformer. (1813-1887)



Serenity Practice: Vision...
Program Principle: The program constitutes a new vision for life. Sometimes the vision is clear, sometimes not.
“I'm a peripheral visionary."
Steven Wright, contemporary American comedian



Serenity Builder: Our positive attitude...
Program Promise: Our whole attitude and outlook on life will change...
"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."
Epictetus, Greek Stoic philosopher. (55 - 135)

4 Comments:

Blogger recoveryroad said...

I particularly liked the last one - thanks ever so. :-)

12:13 PM  
Blogger lash505 said...

I like the 3rd one thanks

1:44 AM  
Blogger NMAMFQLMSH said...

I like YOU.
I see you too,
JJ

7:51 AM  
Blogger Jessica Jones said...

I clicked on your blog simply because of it's title, and the fact that most people that I've met in recovery don't state that they will NEVER drink or use.

I'm a Rational Recovery girl, and I'm with you in that I will never use again. It was just cool to see someone else out there who says that, too.

12:02 AM  

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