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I love the show NCIS. And Leroy Jetrho Gibbs' rules are some of my TV idols. My personal favorite quotes are in yellow, and the two unquestionably most important are in red.

Gibbs Rules (NCIS)

Rule 1: "Never let suspects stay together."
Rule 1: "Never screw over your partner."
Rule 2: "Always wear gloves at a crime scene."
Rule 3: "Don't believe what you're told. Double check.".
Rule 3: "Never be unreachable"
Rule 4: "The best way to keep a secret? Keep it to yourself. Second best? Tell one other person - if you must. There is no third best."
Rule 5: "You don't waste good."
Rule 6: "Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness."
Rule 7: "Always be specific when you lie."
Rule 8: "Never take anything for granted."

Rule 9: "Never go anywhere without a knife."
Rule 10: "Never get personally involved in a case."
Rule 11: "When the job is done, walk away."
Rule 12: "Never date a co-worker."
Rule 13: "Never, ever involve lawyers."
Rule 14: "Bend the line, don't break it."
Rule 15: "Always work as a team."
Rule 16: "If someone thinks they have the upper hand, break it."
Rule 18: "It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission."

Rule 22: "Never ever bother Gibbs in interrogation."
Rule 23: "Never mess with a Marine's coffee... if you want to live."
Rule 27: "There are two ways to follow someone. First way, they never notice you. Second way, they only notice you."
Rule 35: "Always watch the watchers."
Rule 36: "If you feel like you are being played, you probably are"

Rule 38: "Your case, your lead."
Rule 39: "There is no such thing as coincidence."
Rule 40: "If it seems like someone is out to get you, they are."
Rule 42: "Never accept an apology from someone who just sucker punched you."

Rule 44: "First things first, hide the women and children."
Rule 45: "Clean up the mess that you make."
Rule 51: "Sometimes you're wrong."
Rule 69: "Never trust a woman who doesn't trust her man."

Unnumbered Rules

"Never date a woman that eats more than you do."
"In my country, on my team, working my cases, my people don't bypass the chain of command"
"Don't work the system when you can work the people"
"Don't stop checking and rechecking evidence until you are satisfied."
"If you want to find something, you follow it."
"Don't sit on the sidelines while your people are in trouble."
"Never second guess yourself in a relationship and life."
"Never underestimate your opponent"
"Never make excuses."

The Unspoken Rule

"You do what you have to do for family."

The Great Dictator's Speech

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone - if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost....

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men - cries out for universal brotherhood - for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women, and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. .....

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you - enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then - in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

As you requested on 4/30/2014 R.K., this moved you and you wanted it here. I agree it is a very powerful speech. Worthy indeed.

“...It’s hard to watch
the game we make of love,
like everyone’s playing checkers
with their scars,
saying checkmate
whenever they get out
without a broken heart.

Just to be clear
I don’t want to get out
without a broken heart.
I intend to leave this life
so shattered
there’s gonna have to be
a thousand separate heavens
for all of my flying parts.”

~ Andrea Gibson
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~ D.K. to R.K. 4/20/2014

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~Francis Underwood Quotes~ From "House of Cards"

Such a waste of talent. He chose money over power. In this town, a mistake nearly everyone makes. Money is the Mc-mansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I cannot respect someone who doesn't see the difference.

A great man once said, everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power.

There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that's only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.

What you have to understand about my people is that they are a noble people. Humility is their form of pride. It is their strength; it is their weakness. And if you can humble yourself before them they will do anything you ask.

There's no better way to over power a trickle of doubt then with a flood of naked truth.

What a martyr craves more than anything is a sword to fall on. So, you sharpen the blade, hold it at just the right angle, and then... 3,2,1...

"I'm standing on my frozen lake. …Your frozen lake is the name for what you want the most in the world
and you want it, you want it so bad that you'll do anything to get it. And your heart takes over.
But because of that, it destroys you in the end. It's right there, just sitting in the middle of this frozen lake,
and you think you're fast enough to go out and grab it before the ice cracks." – Kensi

"And what you don't realize is you're already standing on the ice and it's falling apart around you." – Deeks

"There is only one way to cross a frozen lake. … Do not run. Walk slowly. Stop to look at everything.

Take your time. She will wait for you." – Thapa

"Button up, Mr. Deeks. It's cold out there" - Hetty

~NCIS: Los Angeles
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PhotobucketWe cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.
-Hermann Melville



"Seduce my mind and you can have my body,
Find my soul and I'm yours forever."
~ Anonymous

PhotobucketWhen someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
    ~Oprah Winfrey

Denial is usually a cry for more experience.
~Michele Hauf, "Kiss Me Deadly"

Every event has a purpose and every setback its lesson.
Failure,whether of the personal, professional or even spiritual kind, is essential to personal expansion. It brings inner growth and a whole host of psychic rewards.
Never regret your past. Rather,embrace it as the teacher that it is.
~Robin Sharma, "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari"

PhotobucketWords that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.Photobucket

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

PhotobucketEvery path has a few puddles.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.Photobucket

Some days all you can do is smile and wait for some kind soul to come pull your ass out of the bind you've gotten yourself into.

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose.
-from 'Me and Bobby Mcgee' by Kris Kristofferson

No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

PhotobucketIf you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
- Frank A. Clark

Sometimes you're the windshield
Sometimes you're the bug.
-Mark Knopfler, The Bug

Resentments are like peeing your pants - they don't affect anyone quite as much as you!Photobucket

What other people think of you is none of your business.

Photobucketverba volant, scripta manent
--which in Latin literally means
"Spoken words fly away, written words remain."


The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how we use them.Photobucket

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

PhotobucketPromises mean everything, but after they are broken, sorry means nothing.

A done bun can't be undone.
-Stephen King, Insomnia

You cannot deal with the alligators until you drain the swamp and get out of the mud.Photobucket

Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

PhotobucketAs you go through life, make this your goal - watch the donut not the hole.


Fear is a darkroom where negatives are developed.Photobucket

Doing nothing is a choice.

Photobucket The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.

Let me tell you something about guilt. Guilt is like alcohol.
It makes you stupid, can't see the facts.
You tell yourself a story. You start believing it.
And then like a drunk - you're easy to manipulate.
-"Sonny Corinthos", General Hospital

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Ourlivesare better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance
-Garth Brooks, The Dance

Until the pain gets strong enough, there will be no change.

PhotobucketWhen the numbers are running you, instead of you running the numbers - it's time to take your money off the table.


Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.Photobucket

However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

Photobucket Live with no excuses and love with no regrets
- Montel

It's not whether you get knocked down.
It's whether you get up again.

If you love someone tell them... because hearts are often broken by words left unspokenPhotobucket

Don't take everything personally.

Photobucket Serenity comes when I stop expecting and start accepting.

Photobucket Even if I'm on the right track, if I don't move I'll get run over.

I can't fix anyone but me, and that's a full time job!

Life's a dance, you learn as you go - Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow.
Don't worry bout what you don't know - Life's a dance, you learn as you go.
- John Michael Mongtomery, Life's a Dance

Some of the most significant moments in your life
happen without you even knowing it.

Son I've made a life outta readin' people's faces, knowin' what their cards were by the way they held their eyes. And if you don't mind my sayin' I can see your outta aces, for a taste of your whiskey I'll give you some advice -

- if you're gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right.You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away and know when to run. You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table. There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.

Now ev'ry gambler knows that the secret to survivin' is knowin' what to throw away and knowing what to keep. 'cause ev'ry hand's a winner and ev'ry hand's a loser, And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.
-Kenny Rogers, The Gambler

You don't love a woman because she is beautiful,
she is beautiful because you love her.

PhotobucketThe longest journey starts with the first step.


I've learned that no matter how much I care some people are just assholes.

I've learned it takes years to build up trust,
And it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.

I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to others -
They are more screwed up than you think.

I've learned that you can keep vomiting long after you think you're finished.

I've learned that depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

I've learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it.

I've learned that there is a fine line between genius and insanity.

I've learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first,
The passion fades, and there had better be a lot of money to take its place!

I've learned that ex's are like fungus, and keep coming back.

I've learned age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

I've learned that the people you care most about In life are taken from you too soon,
And all of the less important ones just never go away. And the real pains in the ass are permanent.

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Now I believe there comes a time
When everything just falls in line
We live an' learn from our mistakes
The deepest cuts are healed by faith
- Pat Benatar, All Fired Up

I can have complete serenity at this very moment...if I live in denial.

PhotobucketEach new day offers a new opportunity.

Thoughts are not things and feelings are not facts; they only have the power we give them.

Never give up on the things that make you smile.Photobucket

Progress not perfection.

Photobucket >May your lost dreams of yesterday become the reality of your tomorrow!


In life, the best things to hold on to are each other.Photobucket

Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

PhotobucketYour job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Fear is not a shortcoming - it's an emotion.
Our reaction to it can be the shortcoming.

Happiness is not getting what you want, it is wanting what you get.Photobucket

It's never to late to be what you might have been.
~ George Elliot

PhotobucketWhen you're flat on your back, there's no way to look but up.


Ulcers are what you get from mountain climbing on mole hills.Photobucket

Hope is knowing the good in us will overcome the bad.

Photobucket A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

You meet people who forget you.
You forget people you meet.
But sometimes you meet those people you can't forget.
Those are your "friends".

I am the author of my life - unfortunately, I'm writing in pen& can't erase my mistakes.Photobucket

Today is the tomorrow that I worried about yesterday.

PhotobucketIt is what it is.


One hour at a time..
One day at a time..
One step at a time.

To live or just exist - the choice is yours.

PhotobucketThere is no situation too difficult to be bettered and no unhappiness to great to be lessened.

1 Corinthians chapter 13

I may be able to speak the languages of men and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell. I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains - but if I have no love, I am nothing. I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burnt - but if I have no love, this does me no good.

Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail.

Love is eternal. There are inspired messages, but they are temporary; there are gifts of speaking in strange tongues, but they will cease; there is knowledge, but it will pass. For our gifts of knowledge and of inspired messages are only partial; but when what is perfect comes, then what is partial will disappear.

When I was a child, my speech, feelings and thinking were all those of a child; now that I am a man, I have no more use for childish ways. What we see now is like a dim image in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. What I know now is only partial; then it will be complete - as complete as God's knowledge of me.

Meanwhile these three remain; faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.

PhotobucketA girl and a guy can be just friends, but at one point or another they will fall for each other.. Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever.

Always tell the truth.
That way you don't have to remember what you said.

Never walk unescorted through your own mind - it can be a dangerous neighborhood.Photobucket


Photobucket Happy, Joyous& Free

Wherever you go - there you are.

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place."
~ Zora Neale Hurston

Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater.
If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.
If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.
If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.
So, if you give her any crap -
be ready to receive a ton of shit.

Photobucket It came to pass; it didn't come to stay.

If it is to be,
it is up to me.

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.Photobucket


I've learned...that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned...that we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
I've learned...that money doesn't buy class.
I've learned...that it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I've learned...that under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned...that the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?
I've learned...that to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I've learned...that the less time I have to work, the more things I get done.

Everything always works out, one way or another.
It may not be the way you want,
But it always works out.

Do not be discouraged.

PhotobucketI get the best feeling in the world when you say hi or even smile at me because I know, even if its just for a second, that I've crossed your mind.

You can't change yesterday,
but you can ruin today by worrying about tomorrow.

Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.Photobucket

Strong, independent women -
well they come along rarely in your life.
The man who lets that slip through his fingers -
Is a perfect idiot.
-General Hospital

PhotobucketJust Remember... Everything is ok in the end. If it's not ok, then its DEFIANTLY not the end!


Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'Photobucket

How important is it?

PhotobucketEat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

HALT: Don't get
too Hungry,
too Angry,
too Lonely, or
too Tired!!

Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.Photobucket

Have patience with all things,
but first with yourself.

Photobucket Life isn't fair, but it's still good.


Friends: Never asks for anything to eat or drink
Best friends: Just help themselves

Friends: Calls your parents by Mr. and Mrs. and Grandpa is Grandpa
Best friends: Calls your parents dad and mom and Grandpa is GRAMPS!

Friends: Would bail you out of jail
Best friends: would be sitting next to you sayin' "Damn we f*cked up"

Friends: Won't laugh at you.
Best Friends: Will embarrass your ass when everyone is around!

Friends: Has never seen you cry
Best friends: Won't tell everyone else you cried...just laugh about it with you in privately when your not still down.

Friends: Asks you to write down your number.
Best friends: Have you on speed dial

Friends: Borrows your stuff for a few days then gives it back.
Best friends: Loses your shit and tells you, "My bad...."

Friends: Only knows a few things about you
Best friends: Could write a very embarrassing biography on your life story...

Friends: Will leave you behind if that is what the crowd is doing
Best friends: Will kick the ASS of the entire crowd that left you.

Friends: Would knock on your front door
Best friends: Walk right in and say "I'M HOME"

Friends: Know some of your embarrassing moments...
Best Friends: Are next to you making them!

Friends: You have to tell them not to tell anyone
Best friends: They already know not to tell...

Friends: Are only through high school
Best Friends: They are for life

Friends: Will be there to take your drink away from you when they think you've had enough
Best Friends: Will look at you stumbling all over the place& say "Bitch drink the rest of that you know we don't waste good shit!"

Friends: Will leave you in a ditch
Best Friends: Will drag you out of the ditch and laugh at your ASS later!

Friends: will help you move
Best Friends : will help you move the bodies

Photobucket Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

One needn't make a crisis out of an incident.

Keep an open mind.Photobucket

There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama& the people who create it& surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.

PhotobucketSeduce my mind and you can have my body,
Find my soul and I'm yours forever.

Common Sense Is Not So Common

Great expectations can lead to great disappointments.Photobucket


There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters,
who never did,
and who always will.

PhotobucketTrue friends stab you in the front.

You will never be the person you want to be if you keep blaming others for who you are.

Expectations are premeditated resentments.Photobucket

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Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

If you're having a pity party for more than five minutes - you are enjoying it!Photobucket

Mind your own business.

PhotobucketRemember yesterday, dream of tomorrow, but live for today.

If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.
If you keep doin' what your doin'
you'll keep gettin' what your gettin'


Photobucket You have to be willing to get rid of the life you have planned, so to have the life that is waiting for you.

GOD heals everything.

Glance at the past, but don't stare at it.Photobucket

It helps to learn the difference between being responsible to others and being responsible for others.

PhotobucketIf you think handling everything is too much, try letting go.

Listen to the message,
not the messenger.

The way to get anywhere is to start from where you are.Photobucket

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Photobucket When you feel left out, reach out.

No is a complete sentence.

Measure yourself by your best moments not your worst.Photobucket


"I have loved to the point of madness;
That which is called madness,
Thatwhich to me,
Is the only sensible way to love."
-F. Sagan

Photobucket Things fall apart so that other things can fall together.

Feel, Deal and then Heal
(Feel it, Deal with it and then Heal from it)

You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.Photobucket

Humble people don't think less of themselves, they just think of themselves less.

Photobucket Listen and learn.

This too shall pass.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.Photobucket


PhotobucketHe can who thinks he can,
and he can't who thinks he can't.
~Jack Cheng


It's hard to be hateful when you're being grateful.

You must be present to win.Photobucket

Self-will can get me what I want right now, God's will can provide what I need for eternity.

Photobucket If you find yourself in a rut, stop digging.

Good friends are like stars....
you don't always see them,
but you know they are always there.
Keep them close.

Photobucket If you sometimes feel a little useless, offended or depressed..
Always remember that YOU were once the fastest and most victorious little sperm out of millions.

Old Farmer's Advice:

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.
Don't judge folks by their relatives.
Live a good, honorable life..Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in..
If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.
Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
...And most important....
Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight,
...he'll just kill you.

Well, my little raincloud. It appears you've been making some bad decisions.

"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
~Memoir of Edgar Allan Poe

Photobucket"...well it starts with the eyes.
She's gotta have those kind of eyes
that look right through the bullshit
to the good in someone
20% angel
80% devil
down to earth
not afraid to get a little engine grease under her fingernails..."

PhotobucketLove was for people who possessed the capacity to care.
- from "Kiss Me Deadly"

"That's the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good fucking life."
~ Chuck Palahniuk


"What and if are two words as nonthreatening as words can be. But put them together, side by side, and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life"
~ Letters to Juliet

Never give up on your dreams.
Hold on to hope.
Trust your instincts...
Anything is possible.

serenity prayer

Other A.A.& Al-Anon Slogans for Recovery - very good life lessons

For many years Al-Anon has played an important part in my life. The slogans have been a source of comfort and direction when things looked bleak and hopeless.
Take what you like and leave the rest.

Recovery is a process, not an event - it takes time.

Just For Today...

Change the things I can.

Al-Anon doesn't give us the choice between feeling good or feeling bad - it gives us the choice between feeling and not feeling.

Recovery is an inside job.

There ain't no big deals!

Focus on the program - not the problem.

"It's alcohol-ISM, not alcohol-WASM !"

We came to AA to save our ass, and found out our soul was attached.

not drugs

Hit your knees...not the bottle!

Being Recovered from Alcoholism is like getting a gunshot wound. You can recover from it but it does NOT make you bulletproof. You can recover from alcoholism but it does not make you Immune from Alcohol.

No matter how far off the path we've stumbled, we're no more than 12 steps away from the solution!

Seven missed meetings makes one weak.

"A.A. also stands for "Attitude Adjustment."

"I can only carry the message, I can't carry the drunk!"

If you want serenity, put your Higher Power between you& your problem.

No matter what - you don't have to pick up.