&: Slogans for daily use

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&: Slogans for daily use

Reposting to get the ball rolling..comment on how you 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 differntly.

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

  215.  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
  216. 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
  217. there are two days in every week which we have no control over----
          yesterday and tomorrow. today is the only day we can change.
  218. 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.
  219. pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth
  220. god has no grand kids
  221. there is a god, and I am not it
  222. the road to disappointment (resentment) is paved with expectation
  223. be nice to newcomers .........one day they may be your sponsor
  224. denial is not a river in Egypt !
  225. guilt is the gift that keeps on giving
  226. the flip side to forgiveness is resentments
  227. there is no magic in recovery only miracles
  228. fear is the absences of faith
  229. courage is faith that has said its prayers
  230. depression is anger turned inward
  231. Addicted Gamers heal from the Outside in.........
           but feel from the Inside out
  232. if it is meant to be...........i can't stop it
          if it isn't god's will ............i can't make it happen

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