• Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” –Vivian Greene
  • Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket …    Keep it in your own.
  • When the pain of the same becomes greater than the pain of change, only then, do I become willing to make a change
  • If you planted a seed, stop pulling it out by the roots to see if it’s growing…
  • Your worth should never depend on another persons opinion
  • It’s a simple program for complicated people
  • Looking for Logic in Illogical Places
  • “I thought I was the black sheep of my family – till I got to my first meeting, then I found the rest of my flock…”
  • “I was relatively new to recovery and stressing something I had to do next week when an old-timer told me, “move your left foot 6 inches to the left which is yesterday and your right foot 6 inches to the right which is tomorrow. Now put the third foot in the middle for today.” I promptly looked at him as if he had lost his mind. He then said, “That’s right you don’t have one…get your damn feet back where they belong, IN TODAY!”
  • “The only thing wrong with an ACOA is that nothing is wrong with an ACOA and we just don’t believe it.”
  • My Higher Power works in unexpected places, at unexpected times, through unexpected people.
  • Let go or be dragged!
  • I didn’t know how many different choices there were to choose from…

6 Responses to “Recovery Sayings”

  1. edith kelly Says:

    my names edith and am new to recovery, 8 month sober, what caught my eye on this page was the saying, ‘life isnt about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance in the rain’, i love that, i love that saying so much that I’ve got it tatoo’d on my back, great saying it comes with such depth. xx

  2. Jessica Says:

    Hi Lexxie,

    thanx for your wonderful blog! I’m loving it 🙂
    One question,
    “Looking for Logic in Illogical Places”
    Could that also be “Seeking Logic in Illogical Places”?, an acronym: SLIP?
    There are lots of them in the fellowships. I find them very useful.

    With love and gratitude,

    1. Lexxie Says:

      Oh Wow, Jessica.. that is great! I love it.. Thank you so much.
      And actually, it is a pretty good description of an Adult Child SLIP

    2. dara w Says:

      Another fellowship I attend also uses…SLIP, Sobriety Loses It’s Priority

  3. Angie Says:

    I am a woman in recovery && these quotes are some of the things that help me through hard days. Please enjoy && share them…

    “God will heal your broken heart, if you will give Him all the pieces.”
    “Recovery is a journey between two stations. One station represents total chaos, and the other represents total serenity. What is important is not where you are, but what direction you are facing.”
    “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
    “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”

  4. Lyn Says:


    What a great site this is! I also grew up with alcoholism in the house: x2 b/c my parents were divorced and both remarried to alcoholics.

    After His Affair

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