13 Mar 2017

Eleven Inspirational Quotes for Recovery and Sober Living

Never underestimate the power of words, whether spoken or written. Every now and then, a quote or a phrase comes around that speaks to you and provides a little lift in your day. And if you’re like us, you probably have these little words of wisdom plastered on your mirror or on the inside of your medicine for daily inspiration.

Here are some of our favorites that pertain to life, recovery, sober living, happiness and general well being to add to your collection:

On Rediscovery:

“I have found that the process of discovering who I really am begins with knowing who I really don't want to be.” ― Alcoholics Anonymous

On Stewardship:

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

On Faith:

“The more I shared secrets that I thought were so awful, the more people were drawn to me and I to them. I found some serenity when I got out of the driver's seat, I found God working in my life.” ― Author Unknown

On Cherishing the Moment:

“I personally believe this: We have only today; yesterday's gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That's why they call it the present. And sobriety really is a gift... for those who are willing to receive it.” ― Ace Frehley, No Regrets: A Rock'n'Roll Memoir

On Awareness:

“There is no better high than discovery.” ― Edward O. Wilson

On Perseverance:

“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” – Unknown

On the Ups and Downs of Life:

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

On Finding Happiness:

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

On Never Giving Up:

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” ― Japanese Proverb

On the Up-side of Failure:

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ― Michael Jordan

On Crafting Your Life’s Story:

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ― Benjamin Franklin