These are great. Simple and to the point. One of the first slogans I learned was KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid. 1. We should be nice to everyone because we have no idea what is going on in someone’s life. They may be snarky for a reason, usually something is going on and they are afraid. I, like most have judged people not knowing what battles they may be fighting. So for myself I let people in my life so that they may be aware of my “battles” then they can understand why I am acting a certain way and the reason why. Keeping this in mind I try to become aware by watching and listening, not always having something to say, to people around me.
2. Happy? Leo Tolstoy said, “If you want to be happy, be.” https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/leo_tolstoy_105528 Sure sounds simple….not really. However, we especially for me. I tend to complicate everything. I read a blog recently and they listed 20 reasons why this happens. Check them out at 20 Reasons Life Gets Way Too Complicated
3. I try, not always successful, to surround myself by positive energy and to do that I need to be around positive people. I was taught to stick with the WINNERS. Sometimes hard to find. Keep looking!!
4. No one knows the real you but you. And I learned that, to my own self be true. I asked my sponsor and group members for advice based on their experience. Bounced my thoughts and ideas off them. But in the end, I was the one who needed to live with my decision. Half the time making the decision is the hardest, once I make it, because I believe in commitment, I can carry it through. I know whatever the decision, there may or may not be consequences. I am not afraid of making mistakes any more – done people pleasing. I am a human being. As far as I know, all humans make mistake. Learned how to take a risk.
5. The best day of my life is my own. My own because of routine and good habits are my solution. They are days when I feel good about myself because I have grown as a person; days when I grew mentally, physically, and spiritually; days when I connected with someone; days when I helped someone. How did this all happen? By Going to AA, listening, participating, and getting well and continuing to do this everyday by making AA and it’s principles a way of LIFE.
I could finish this post by writing and commenting on the rest 6 through 10. However you get the gist. These quotes to live by – I try to incorporate every single day of my life. Like I said I love quotes they make me think about what is going on in my life and become inspirational and then I get motivated and take action. Here is a handy link for AA meeting Quote Slogans….Recovery Meeting Quotes
Number 10 says it the best….”Someone else is happy with less than what you have.” It can ALWAYS be worse. All I have to do is look and listen to what is going on around me and be grateful and humble for what I have. By all rights I should be dead.
Have a wonderful night!