Slogans for Daily Use

It's important to list the slogons here, and learn how they 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.

There really are only eight original ones but they speak volumes. I will list them and I think a thread should be started on each, a suggestion.

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

Submitted by Michael, with additions added by Liz W.

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