Slogans and thoughts for Daily Use

It's important to list the slogans and thoughts from others and learn how these can help in certain times of need (some have saved my life).  Sometimes I would carry a list on my hand during the day.  They train us to think differently.

Most of these slogans have been collected from many different sources. We are lsting them because you may find them helpful in your recovery.

The first eight are original slogans from AA. They speak volumes. 

  1. Easy does it
  2. First things first
  3. Live and let live
  4. But for the grace of God
  5. think......think.......think (usually upside down on the wall btw -for a reason since our thinking is backwards)
  6. One day at time
  7. Let go and Let God
  8. This too shall pass
    and some more, though not the originals...evolved over time...
  9. Habits first are cobwebs, afterwards wire ropes.
  10. My brain is NOT my friend.
  11. My brain will kill my body to get what is wants.
  12. It is better to resolve a conflict then to disolve a relationship.
  13. People are more important then things.
  14. kiss---keep it simple stupid (or sweetie)
  15. act as if.........
  16. expect miracles
  17. i can't .........he can..........i think i'll let him (steps 1,2,3)
  18. if it works.........don't fix it
  19. keep coming works if you work it
  20. stick with the winners
  21. sometimes a person needs to sit in one spot and just hurt.
  22. sobriety is a journey ..........not a destination
  23. faith without works is dead
  24. It ain't what you don't know that hurts you; it's what you know that ain't so.
  25. to thine own self be true
  26. I came; I came to; I came to believe (steps 1,2,3)
  27. live in the NOW
  28. if god seems far away, who moved ?
  29. turn it over
  30. we are only as sick as our secrets
  31. there are no coincidences in OLGA
  32. be part of the solution, not the problem
  33. sponsors: have one-----use one-----be one
  34. I can't handle it god; you take over
  35. keep an open mind
  36. willingness is the key
  37. more will be revealed
  38. you will intuitively know
  39. you will be amazed
  40. no gain
  41. go for it
  42. keep the plug in the jug
  43. do it sober
  44. let it begin with me
  45. just for today
  46. pass it on
  47. you either is-------or you ain't
  48. before you say: i can't ............say i'll try
  49. don't quit 5 minutes before the miracle happens
  50. some of us our sicker than others
  51. we're all here because we're not all there
  52. gaming addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer
  53. practice an attitude of gratitude
  54. the road to being clean is a simple journey for confused people with a complicated disease
  55. another friend of bill w.'s
  56. god is never late
  57. have a good day, unless of course u have made other plans
  58. decisions aren't forever
  59. it takes time
  60. 90 meetings in 90 days.........90/90
  61. you are not alone
  62. where you go .......there you are
  63. don't game, read the big book, and go to meetings
  64. use the 24-hour plan
  65. make use of the telephone therapy
  66. stay clean for yourself
  67. look for similarities rather than differences
  68. remember your last game
  69. remember that gaming can be incurable, progressive, and fatal
  70. when all else fails, follow directions
  71. count your blessings
  72. share your happiness
  73. respect the anonymity of others
  74. share your pain
  75. let go of old ideas
  76. try to replace guilt with gratitude
  77. what goes around, comes around
  78. change is a process, not an event
  79. take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth
  80. call your sponsor before, not after, you play the first game
  81. sick and tired of being sick and tired
  82. it's the first drink that gets you drunk
  83. to keep it, you have to give it away
  84. man's extremity is god's opportunity
  85. the price for serenity and sanity is self-sacrifice
  86. take what you can use and leave the rest
  87. what if........
  88. yeah but.........
  89. if only.........
  90. next time........
  91. help is only a phone call away
  92. you can't give away what you don't have
  93. one game is too many and thousand not enough
  94. keep coming back-
  95. anger is but one letter away from danger
  96. courage to change
  97. easy does it, but do it
  98. bring the body and the mind will follow
  99. accept your admission
  100. remember when............
  101. dry and tighten up (financially)
  102. i want what i want when i want it
  103. there is no gaming solution to a spiritual problem
  104. OLGA is not something you join, it's a way of life
  105. spirituality is the ability to get our minds off ourselves
  106. faith is spelled ...............a-c-t-i-o-n
  107. backsliding begins when knee-bending stops
  108. if I think, I won't game. if I game, I can't think
  109. bend your knees before you bend your elbow
  110. the first step in overcoming mistakes is to admit them
  111. formula for failure: try to please everyone
  112. sorrow is looking back, worry is looking around
  113. willpower = our will-ingness to use a higher power
  114. OLGA is an education without graduation
  115. when your head begins to swell your mind stops growing
  116. a journey of a 1,000 miles begins with the first step
  117. god=good orderly direction
  118. be as enthusiastic about OLGA as you were about your gaming
  119. you received without cost, now give without charge
  120. humility is our acceptance of ourselves
  121. trying to pray is praying
  122. get it ---give it---grow in it
  123. faith is not belief without proof but trust without reservation
  124. we're responsible for the effort not the outcome
  125. this is a selfish program
  126. ego=edge god out
  127. i game: too much---too often---too long
  128. OLGA will work if you want it to work
  129. minds are like parachutes----they won't work unless they're open
  130. what you hear and see here, stays here
  131. Gaming is the only disease that tells you you're all right
  132. if you turn it over and don't let go of it, you will be upside down.
  133. an OLGA meeting is where losers get together to talk about their
  134. OLGA is a school in which we are all learners and all teachers
  135. God taught us to laugh again, but God please don't let us forget that we once cried
  136. serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm
  137. OLGA may not solve all your problems but it is willing to share them
  138. it isn't the load that weighs us down------it's the way we carry it
  139. principles before personalities
  140. when u do all the talking you only learn what you already know
  141. the 7t's ---take time to think the thing through
  142. there are none too dumb for the OLGA program but many are too smart
  143. we all have another GAME left in us but we don't know if we have another recovery in us
  144. to be forgiven we must forgive
  145. when we surrender to our higher power, the journey begins
  146. the person with the most sobriety at a meeting is the one who got up earliest that morning
  147. knowledge of "the answers" never made anyone slip---it was failing to practice "the answers" known
  148. h.a.l.t.=don't get too hungry(h).......or too angry(a)......or too lonely(l) ........or too tired(t)
  149. fear stands for Frustration
  150. the 12 steps tell us how it works; the 12 traditions tell us why it works.........
  151. OLGA won't ...........
    keep you from going to hell.............
    nor is it a ticket to heaven............                                      
    but it will...........
    keep u clean long enough.........
    for you to make up your mind.........
    which way you want to go!
  152. if faith without works is dead; then .........willingness without action is fantasy
  153. when a person tries to control their gaming they have already lost control
  154. the task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us
  155. seven days without an OLGA meeting makes one WEAK
  156. you are not required to like it, you're only required to DO IT
  157. when wallowing in your self-pity ...... get off the cross we need the wood
  158. we in OLGA don't carry the recovering gamer; we carry the message
  159. the results are in god's hand
  160. we are not human beings having spiritual experiences; we are spiritual beings having human experiences
  161. remember nothing is going to happen today that you and god can't handle
  162. when man listens, God speaks; when man obeys, God works
  163. don't watch the "slippers", but watch those who don't slip, closely and watch them go through difficulties and pull through
  164. the 3 t's of gratitude to repay OLGA for being clean: our time, our talent, our treasure
  165. it's a pity we can't forget our troubles the same way we forget our blessings
  166. be careful what you pray for; you're liable to get it
  167. the time to attend a meeting is when you least feel like going
  168. work the program from the waist up
  169. OLGA is the highest priced club in the world.........if u have paid the dues, why not enjoy the benefits ?
  170. the first step is the only step a person can work perfectly
  171. the will of god will never take you where the grace of god will not protect you
  172. OLGA never opened the gates of heaven to let me in, OLGA did open the gates of hell to let me out
  173. the only thing we take from this world when we leave is what we gave away
  174. time wasted in getting even can never be used in getting ahead
  175. Some people are so successful in OLGA, that they turn out to be almost as good as they used to think they were when they were gaming!
  176. Being clean from games delivers everything games promised
  177. possibilities and miracles are one in the same
  178. get out of the driver's seat.......let go and let god
  179. how==honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness
  180. danger sign: when your eyes have wandered from the Gamer who still suffers and needs help-----to the faults of those whom the program has already helped
  181. first we stayed clean because we have to........... 
    then we stay clean because we are willing to.......... 
    finally we stay clean because we want to.............
  182. slogans are wisdom written in shorthand
  183. active gamers don't have relationships; they take hostages
  184. everyday is a gift that is why we call it the present
  185. if you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere
  186. every recovery from gaming began with one game-free hour
  187. each and every gamer----clean or not----teaches us some valuable lessons about ourselves and recovery
  188. we had to quit playing god
  189. don't compare---identify, don't intellectualize----utilize
  190. RULE 62----don't take yourself so **** seriously!!!!!!!
  191. OLGA has a wrench to fit every nut that walks through a meeting room door
  192. living in the here and now
  193. how does one become an "old-timer" ? don't game and don't die!
  194. OLGA spoils your gaming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  195. faith is our greatest gift; its sharing with others our greatest responsibility
  196. if you want to game-----that is your business if you want to quit-------that is Olga 's business
  197. in a game, we got sympathy-----as long as we showed up. in Olga,we get understanding------for nothing!
  198. even my worst day being clean of games is better than my best day gaming
  199. the elevator is broken-------use the steps
  200. let it begin with me
  201. when all else fails.........the directions are in the big book
  202. trust god.........clean others
  203. anonymity is so important it's half of our name
  204. if we don't grow, we gotta go
  205. all you need to start your own Olga meeting is a resentment and a coffee pot!!
  206. religion is for those who fear god.........spirituality is for those who have been to hell and back
  207. there are no atheists in foxholes
  208. when you are a sponsor, you get out of yourself. if I serve, I will be served.
  209. why recovery never ends: the disease is gameISm, not gameWASM!
  210. the OLGA way of life is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions
  211. the smartest thing an OLGA member can say is, " help me "
  212. you are exactly where god wants you to be
  213. god will never give you more than you can handle
  214. slow but sure
  215. in OLGA we say a "coincidence" is a miracle in which god chooses to remain anonymous
  216. it takes the good and bad OLGA meeting----the good and bad OLGA talk-----to make this fellowship "work"
  217. give time .......time
  218. faith is a lighted doorway, but trust is a dark hall
  219. the lesson I must learn is simply that my control is limited to my own behavior, my own attitudes
  220. the OLGA paradoxes:
  •  ---from weakness(adversity) comes strength
  •  ---we forgive to be forgiven
  •  ---we give it away to keep it
  •  ---we suffer to get well
  •  ---we surrender to win
  •  ---we die to live
  •  ---from darkness comes light
  •  ---from dependence we found independence

  218.  OLGA works for people who believe in god
           OLGA works for people who don't believe in god
           OLGA NEVER works for people who believe they ARE god
  219. just for today I will try to live through this day only,
          and not tacklemy whole life problems at once.
          I can do something for 12 hours that
          would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a LIFETIME
  220. there are two days in every week which we have no control over----
          yesterday and tomorrow. today is the only day we can change.
  221. it is not the experience of today that drives people mad----
          it is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday
          and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.
  222. pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth
  223. god has no grand kids
  224. there is a god, and I am not it
  225. the road to disappointment (resentment) is paved with expectation
  226. be nice to newcomers day they may be your sponsor
  227. denial is not a river in Egypt !
  228. guilt is the gift that keeps on giving
  229. the flip side to forgiveness is resentments
  230. there is no magic in recovery. only miracles
  231. fear is the absences of faith
  232. courage is faith that has said its prayers
  233. depression is anger turned inward
  234. Addicted Gamers heal from the Outside in.........
           but feel from the Inside out
  235. if it is meant to be...........i can't stop it
          if it isn't god's will ............i can't make it happen
  236. Accept what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.
  237. Listen and Learn.
238. Stop worrying. Start working.
  239. We can't hate ourselves into a version of ourselves that we love.
  240. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson
  241. Every morning, when your feel hit the floor, this is a gift. You have another day to be better.
  242. Your soul will never die. What you are when you are alive, you will also be after you die. So learn, grow and feed your soul
           with goodness while you are alive on this earth. 
   243. There are two main parts of addiction that you must face. The first is being willing to open up to help/admit that you are a addict and the second part is putting in the effort/work to resist your addictive urges. You will not recover from addiction unless you work on both parts of this battle! Contributed by Nate.

Submitted by Michael, with additions added by Liz W.

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