QUOTES (Choices)


Definition of Quote:
Repeat words or a text by another person.

Synonyms of Quote:

Recite, repeat, reproduce, restate, echo, reiterate, excerpt, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


We’ve been given recovery.
For this, we’re lucky. And we’re grateful. Now it’s up to us.

We must accept our choices.
When we’re afraid, do we choose to be alone? Or do we choose to go to extra meetings?

When we’re not honest, do we keep it secret? Or do we admit it and try to be more honest? No matter what we choose, we’re responsible for that choice.

Through choices, we either make our program strong or weak.
We can choose to be lucky. Or we can choose not to be. The choice is ours.

Our alcoholism robbed us of choice. It taught us to blame others.
Now we see ourselves as responsible.

Higher Power, help me to choose wisely.
Help me remember I’m responsible for my choices.


Today I’ll work at being responsible for my choices.
I’ll see myself as one of the lucky ones.

The first thing to know is that you always have and make choices.
Choices are defined as picking between two or more options.

Picking between two or more options is making a choice.
The key here is recognizing that you have two or more options to choice from.

When you choose not to choose, you are also making a choice.
You have the option to choose or not to choose.

The choices we have are always about ourselves.
Not the things around us.

We do NOT always get to choose the things around us, but we DO always have the choices about how we want to respond to the things around us.


We cannot choose if it is going to rain or not.
We DO have the choice of how we want to respond to the rain.

We cannot choose if someone is going to be in a good mood or bad mood.
We DO have the choice of how we want to respond to their mood.

The choice we sometimes have to make might be choosing the lesser of two evils,
but it is still a choice.

The MAIN reason people feel that they don’t have choices is;
that they don’t get to choose the options that they have to pick from.

What is happening around us is not always in our control.
We CAN choose our response to what happens around us. © Know The Power of Choice


Regrets are  not just about what we did,
But a lot about what we didn’t do.

The best way to multiply happiness is to divide it
It is not your job to point out other people’s faults

Moving fast is not necessarily the same thing as going somewhere
Don’t await for your ship to come in, swim out and meet it.

All my life, I wanted to be someone;
Now I wish I had been more specific

If I had known I was going to live this long,
I would have taken better care of myself.

I believe that if we relax and let go enough, extraordinary things begin to happen. I suppose you’d call it spiritual surrender. –Sir Anthony H.

It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. –Hans Selye


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