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Aphorisms & Memes
by
Lucki Melander Wilder

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" #PleaseStealThese "  -- Lucki

This year's quotes alternate between Twigs of a Family Tree [What?] and the rooms of recovery. Plus a baker's dozen Baha'i events ... also with a nod to the 12 Steps. Feel free to copy/paste any images anywhere. Your social media, emails, a card, poster, T-shirt. But just for your personal use, not $-making. Please don't crop credit lines. Do use hashtags. And enjoy!

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2019-09-17 First Stone   #FirstStone   #GreatestLesson
"He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone..." JOHN 8:7 Christ may have considered that the most important lesson He ever had to teach. Because it's the only one we know of where He wrote it down. Even though He knew there were no scribes around to read it for people. Still He stopped and wrote it down before saying it. To alert them to how important it was? #FirstStone #GreatestLesson #Bible

Entries for 2019
01-01 Decision
01-08 Prayer Is
01-15 Let It Go
01-22 Know It All
01-29 Very Patient
02-05 Unique Gift
02-12 Changes
02-19 A Good One
02-26 I Testify
02-26 I Walked
03-02 Sufficient
03-05 Will She Care
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03-12 How Big
03-19 Whole Family
03-21 With Him
03-26 The Bottom
04-02 To Reflect
04-09 I'm Not
04-16 Asking
04-21 Faults
04-23 God Laughs
04-29 Search Out
04-30 Being Sincere
05-02 Rise Then
continued
05-07 Hostage
05-14 Love Doesn't
05-21 God Isn't
05-24 Be Patient
05-28 Sponsor Story
05-29 Free Thyself
06-04 Too Smart
06-11 Feelings
06-18 God's Will
06-25 All Lies
07-02 A Gift
07-09 We Build It
continued
07-10 Make Amends
07-16 We Get To
07-23 Nice To Know
07-30 Newcomer
08-06 Compare
08-13 Listen Anyway
08-20 Call Her
08-27 Thanks For
09-03 To Care
09-10 Short Lead
09-17 First Stone
09-24 Power Over
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10-01
10-08
10-15
10-22
10-29
10-29
10-30
11-05
11-12
11-19
11-26
11-26
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11-28
12-03
12-10
12-17
12-24
12-31

KEY - List Date-color:
Black = General/Twigs
Gold = Upcoming
Red = Step/Baha'i Event
Violet = In the Rooms

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xHashtags for 2019   #Addiction   #AdmitWrongs   #Alone   #Ambush   #Bahai 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   #BlindSpot   #CareOfGod   #Caring   #Change   #Courage   #Decisions   #DepressionIsALiar   #DontCompare   #EntirelyReady   #Family   #Feelings   #FirstStone   #GetOverIt   #God 2 3   #GodIsNot   #GodLaughs   #GodsWill   #Gratitude   #GreatestLesson   #Heaven   #Hell 2   #HigherPower   #HittingBottom   #HumblyAsk   #Indecision   #InTheRooms   #ItsALie   #Laughter   #LetItBe   #LetItGo   #LifeJourney 2 3 4   #Listen    #Love 2 3 4   #MakeAmends   #MoralInventory   #MostImportant   #NotAlone   #NothingChanges   #NotImmune   #OurGod   #Parable   #PersonalStory   #Powerless   #Prayer 2 3 4 5   #Present   #Problems   #Progress   #Purpose    #Qualfied   #Questions   #ReflectionsOfGod   #Relationships 2   #Serenity   #ShowUp 2   #SomebodyCares   #Sponsorship   #Stories 2   #Strength   #SurvivalMechanism   #Today   #TooSmart   #TooStupid   #Walls   #Welcome   #WhatImNot   #Willingness  

    2019-09-10 Short Lead   #Alone   #NotAlone
Shortest Lead Ever? (on a quote from the 12 & 12) " 'We don't have to be alone any more.'  What more can I say? " #Alone #NotAlone #Recovery
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2019-09-03 To Care
#Purpose   #Caring
An atheist refutes the accusation that he thingks creation is all random chance with no purpose: "There IS a purpose...To care. To make each others' lives ricker, happier. To make the world a better place." #Purpose #Caring #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2019-08-27 Thanks For
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God   #Gratitude
I thank God for the 12 Steps, and the 12 Steps for God. #God #Gratitude #Recovery
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2019-08-20 Call Her
#God
   #Prayer
God doesn't care what you call Her as long as you call on Her. #God #Prayer #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2019-08-13 Listen Anyway
#Listen   #BlindSpot
Yes, you can see other people's blind spots. Listen to them anyway. 'Cuz they can show you yours. #Listen #BlindSpot #Recovery
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2019-08-06 Compare
#DontCompare
   #Progress
Don't compare yourself to others...There's always someone better, always someone worse. It can make you arrogant and ashamed at the same time. Just compare yourself today to yourself yesterday. Bring yourself to account each day. Concentrate on your progress. and sherish it. Being truthful and kind to yourself. #Don'tCompare #Progress #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2019-07-30 Newcomer
#Welcome
   #MostImportant
To the Newcomer! Welcome to your first meeting. It's the second most important meeting of your life. The MOST important is your second meeting, 'cuz it means you came back. #Welcome #MostImportant #Recovery
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2019-07-23 Nice To Know
#Prayer   #SomebodyCares
An atheist's take on a friend praying for him: It's always nice to know somebody cares about you, even when you think they're being silly. #Prayer #SomebodyCares #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2019-07-16 We Get To  
#InTheRooms
   #LifeJourney
We don't HAVE TO stay in the rooms for the rest of our lives. We GET to! #InTheRooms #LifeJourney #Recovery
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For the Martyrdom of the Bab & Step 9
2019-07-10 Make Amends
#Bahai   #MakeAmends
Arise, and make amends for that which escaped thee. #Bahai #MakeAmends #bahaullah
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2019-07-09 We Build It
#Hell   #Walls
What if there's a hell? There is. We build it. We construct this wall separating ourselves from God. Brick by brick. Wide and high and thick, brick by brick. And God loves us so much, He respects our boundaries. He lets us hide behind our wall. but you know, if we take even one step to tear that wall down before we leave, if we let God reach through to us, if we stop making our hell here, then we don't have to worry about hell there. #Hell #Walls #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2019-07-02 A Gift
#Present
   #Today
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present. #Present #Today #Recovery
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2019-06-25 All Lies   #ItsALie   #DepressionIsALiar
Your addiction lies to you ... Your depression lies to you. The committee in your head lies to you. The judgmental bleeding deacon in the rooms lies to you. Don't listen. Don't own what they say. It's not true. Lies. All lies. Told by liars. Listen to God. Own what He says. That's what's true. #ItsALie #DepressionIsALiar #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2019-06-18 God's Will
#GodsWill   #Serenity
God's will for you is Sobriety, Sanity, and Serenity. #GodsWill #Serenity #Recovery
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2019-06-11 Feelings
#Feelings
   #GetOverIt
People in the rooms who say "get over it" about our feelings make me a little bitter ... The way to deal with felings is to go through them, not to run away from them or stuff them down or "just get over" them. #Feelings #GetOverIt #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2019-06-04 Too Smart
#TooSmart   #TooStupid
No one is too stupid to get this program. But some people are too smart. #TooSmart #TooStupid #Recovery
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For the Ascension (passing) of Baha'u'llah
& Step 8   2019-05-29 Free Thyself
#Bahai   #Willingness
Free thyself from the fetters of this world, and loose thy soul from the prison of self. #Bahai #Willingness #bahaullah
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2019-05-28 Sponsor Story
#Sponsorship
   #Stories
In the rooms of recovery, it's important for members to learn that others, including those with longer sobriety than they, actually came from pretty much the same places. Did pretty much the same things. That's why sponsors need to share their own stories with their sponsees. Not to one-up them. Just to give them greater clarity about their past. Real hope for their future. And informed forgiveness from us. So they can begin to forgive themselves. #Sponsorship #Stories #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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For the Declaration of the Bab & Step 7
2019-05-24 Be Patient
#Bahai   #HumblyAsk
Be patient under all conditions, and place your whole trust and confidence in God. #Bahai #HumblyAsk #bahaullah

2019-05-21 God Isn't
#God
   #GodIsNot
God is not A God. God is not MY God. God is OUR God. #God #GodIsNot #Recovery

2019-05-14 Love Doesn't
#Love
   #Relationships
Unconditional love...doesn't mean being a doormat. It means holding for my loved one whatever space they need. And being my best self in the process. #Love #Relationships #WentworthMiller#DominicPurcell #Wentnic

2019-05-07 Hostage
#Love
   #Relationships
Possession isn't love. Users don't form relationships. They take hostages. #Love #Relationships #Recovery
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For the Twelfth of Ridvan & Step 6
2019-05-02 Rise Then
#Bahai
   #EntirelyReady
Noble have I created thee, yet thou hast abased thyself. Rise then unto that for which thou wast created. #Bahai #EntirelyReady #bahaullah
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2019-04-30 Being Sincere
#Prayer   #ShowUp
Whatever you pray is sincere. It's as sincere as you can be at the time. Sometimes just saying the words, knowing you don't mean them yet, is as sincere as you can get... God understands. God answers... God accepts what you're able to offer and uses it to help you prepare to offer more. Offer the prayer you can in the moment, no matter how poor you think it is. That's being sincere. #Prayer #ShowUp #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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For the Ninth of Ridvan & Step 5
2019-04-29 Search Out
#Bahai   #AdmitWrongs
They must in every matter search out the truth and not insist upon their own opinion, for stubbornness and persistence in one's views will lead ultimately to discord and wrangling and the truth will remain hidden. #Bahai #AdmitWrongs #abdulbaha
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2019-04-23 God Laughs
#GodLaughs   #LifeJourney
If you want to hear God laugh, tell Her YOUR plans. #GodLaughs #LifeJourney #Recovery
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For the First of Ridvan & Step 4
2019-04-21 Faults
#Bahai   #MoralInventory
How couldst thou forget thine own faults and busy thyself with the faults of others? #Faults #MoralInventory #bahaullah
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2019-04-16 Asking
#Courage   #Strength
Asking for help is a sign of courage. A sign of strength. #Courage #Strength #TwigsOfAFamilyTree

2019-04-09 I'm Not
#WhatImNot
   #Qualified
TOP 10 THINGS I'M NOT  I'm your sponsor. I'm not your mother, friend, therapist, doctor, lawyer, priest, financial advisor, load officer, agent, wingman. I'm not qualified to do their jobs. They're not qualified to do mine. #WhatImNot #Qualified #Recovery

2019-04-02 To Reflect
#Love   #ReflectionsOfGod
If I define my Creator as giving me unconditional love, as loving me whether I love Her back or not, as loving me even when I do things that break Her heart, then that's the definition of love I must strive to emulate. That's the divine attribute I must try to humanly reflect. #Love #ReflectionsOfGod #TwigsOfAFamilyTree

2019-03-26 The Bottom
#HittingBottom
   #Hell
Hitting bottom was when my quality of life fell faster than I could lower my standards. #HittingBottom #Hell #Recovery
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For Naw-Ruz (New Year) & Step 3
2019-03-21 With Him
#Bahai   #CareOfGod
Put thy whole confidence in the grace of God, thy Lord. Let Him be thy trust in whatever thou doest, and be of them that have submitted themselves to His Will. Let Him be thy helper and enrich thyself with His treasures, for with Him are the treasuries of the heavens and of the earth. #Bahai #CareOfGod #bahaullah
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2019-03-19 Whole Family
#Family   #NotImmune
...the sickness of alcoholism infects the whole family even if the alcoholic is the only one drinking. #Family #NotImmune #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2019-03-12 How Big
#Problems   #Prayer
Don't tell God how big your problems are. Tell your problems how big GOD is. #Problems #Prayer #Recovery
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2019-03-05 Will She Care
#Heaven   #LifeJourney
…when you’re standing at the gate of the Kingdom and God asks you to review your life, you think She’s going to care how much money you made? How many prizes you won? How many art critics sang your praises? Or is She maybe going to say that by sharing your story, or by using your art to make it heart-touching, you saved another alcoholic’s life? Will She list your bank account numbers? Or all the spiritual gems you accumulated? If you protest that nobody knew you, won’t She answer, ‘I knew you’? #Heaven #LifeJourney #TwingsOfAFamilyTree
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For the 19-Day (daylight) Fast & Step 2
2019-03-02 Sufficient
#Bahai
   #HigherPower
God is sufficient unto me; He verily is the All-sufficing! In Him let the trusting trust. #Bahai #HigherPower #thebab
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2019-02-26 I Walked
#Parable
   #LifeJourney
PARABLE: I walked down the street & fell into a hole. I sturuggled & sruggled & finally got out.   I walked down the street & fell into another hole. I got out easier.   I walked down the street & walked around another hole.   I walked down another street.   I walked down the street & repaired the holes so no one, including me, would fall in again. #Parable #LifeJourney #Recovery
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For Ayyam-i-Ha & Step 1
2019-02-26 I Testify
#Bahai
   #Powerless
I testify, at this moment, to my powerless and to Thy might, to my poverty and to Thy wealth. #Bahai #Powerless #bahaullah
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2019-02-19 A Good One
#Laughter   #SurvivalMechanism
...we've really learned to laugh at ourselves. Baha'is and twelve-steppers both. It's a survival mechanism. A community builder. A good one. A gift from our higher power. #Laughter #SurvivalMechanism #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2019-02-12 Changes
#Change
   #NothingChanges
If  nothing ever changes, nothing ever changes. #Change #NothingChanges #Recovery
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2019-02-05 Unique Gift
#Stories   #PersonalStory
We can talk about the literature. We can talk about the steps and traditions. We can talk about the promises and benefits. But it's only when we tell our personal story that we're offering a unique gift. To help others see what got them there, too. What works. And what they can hope for. #Stories #PersonalStory #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2019-01-29 Very Patient
#Addiction   #Ambush
The disease of addiction is cunning, baffling, and powerful ... and very, very patient. #Addiction #Ambush #Recovery
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2019-01-22 Know It All
#ShowUp   #Questions
People keep asking me these really good questions for which I'm not sure I have really good answers. Or, sometimes, any answers at all. But I don't need toalways know it all. I just need to show up. #ShowUp #Questions #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2019-01-15 Let It Go
#LetItGo
   #LetItBe
Stop over-analyzing. Stop over-thinking it. Let it go. Let it be what it is. #LetItGo #LetItBe #Recovery
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2019-01-08 Prayer Is
#Prayer   #Love
Prayer is care, prayer is sustenance, prayer is love. #Prayer #Love #TwigsOfAFamilyTree
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2019-01-01 Decision
#Decisions
   #Indecision
Not making a decision is making a decision. #Decisions #Indecision #Recovery


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