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2/14/13 - Heard a good one today: Using reaps consequences, staying clean reaps rewards. 02/13 - 4
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clean_in_ks Here's another take on "we reap what we sow"....."if you plant green beans......you SURE AS HECK ain't gonna harvest corn!"
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OpenMind24hours Good one!!
02/13
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Nighthawk61 So true, Great quotes, Thanks for posting. Have a great Valentine's Day!!!
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OpenMind24hours Thanks NH! Hope you had a good one too!
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:  Being entirely ready means that we want God to go deeper than dealing with our destructive behaviors.  We want him to change our motives and create a new, clean heart within us.  -  Anonymous Jun 06 - 9
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OpenMind24hours I once heard "what's down in our wells comes back up in our buckets". The 12-steps suggest we dig completely new wells in order to survive.
Jun 06
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SmilingBright I LOVE this!!!!
Jun 06
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clean_in_ks So good!  Reminds me of Psalm 51:10 "Creat in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me."  (I have a magnet with this on it on my stove hood...hahaha)  Thanks for sharing, Robert!
Jun 28
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clean_in_ks *CREATE.....not Creat...hahaha!  I so WISH we had an edit option...drives me cray cray!!!
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realjimmy thats a beautiful saying
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:  Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.  -  Anne Frank Mar 07 - 8
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weaver71 With out own gifts, I even corrected spell check, it just had to write it it's own way. All our creations take a life of their own.
Mar 07
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weaver71 With our own, dang it.
Mar 07
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OpenMind24hours I think another saying I once heard that would also apply: "we all pack our own parachutes."
Mar 07
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VICourageous We also take our own paths. Even if a parent tells you to take the right path you might just be on your own and take the left..Hahaha
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weaver71 If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.
Mar 07
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Likes the hell out of this daily meditation: If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.  -  A real smart dude Feb 07 - 2
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ricart70 I like it. I saw an adjusted version of this that Samuel Jackson said in a movie.  "If you keep doin what You've always done you'll keep bein what you've always been"  ;))
Feb 07
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OpenMind24hours Another one I heard at a meeting a while back that really fits in this category: "what's down in your well comes up in your bucket". (I'm old enough to remember wells and buckets lol)
Feb 07
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Half this game is ninety percent mental.  -  Yogi Berra Jan 20 - 6
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OpenMind24hours Great stuff Connie, action and reaction.
Jan 20
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clean_in_ks And we're kinda slow learners, eh Robert?  LOL
Jan 20
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weaver71 That makes it 45% of your mind to break even, right? Pretty good odds.
Jan 20
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OpenMind24hours Those are great odds! My favorite Yogi-ism: if you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Jan 20
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weaver71 I always like taking the fork in the road, it got me here after all. I love that saying too.
Jan 20
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: When I am asked for advice, I know only what I would do if I were faced with the same problem, and not what would be right for another.  -Al-Anon, One Day at a Time Nov 26 - 4
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weaver71 So I share my experience, strength and hope, believing something in it will help someone.
Nov 26
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clean_in_ks So true...the line that jumped off the page at me when I read this very same ODAT message today was:
"People only accept and use the advice they're ready for."
Nov 26
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OpenMind24hours You're absolutely right Weaver. We were talking about praying for sobriety every morning at last night's meeting. Some do, some don't. It all boiled down to packing our own parachutes when working the program. We hear what's worked and what hasn't...
Nov 27
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OpenMind24hours Connie, I liked that line also. In the beginning it took me 8 months to even fathom forming a partnership with someone like a sponsor. It took the rest of my life to follow his direction. And my sponsor's direction was coming from HIS sponsor! Onward...
Nov 27
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