- Where did the AA slogans come from?
- What is the AA mantra?
- What do they say at the end of AA meetings?
- What does First things first mean in AA?
- What does keep it simple mean in AA?
- How do you congratulate someone on their sobriety?
- What is the slogan of AA?
- What is the AA saying?
- How do I accept things I Cannot change?
- Is AA faith based?
- What has courage to accept the things you Cannot change?
- Why is think think think upside down?
Where did the AA slogans come from?
‘ Because these appear in the first edition of the Big Book (at the end of the chapter on ‘The Family Afterward’), it’s probable that the use of the slogans originated with Bill and that he brought them with him from Vermont – old saws with new teeth.”.
What is the AA mantra?
The Full Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity. To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.
What do they say at the end of AA meetings?
-At the end of the prayer, the group may say, “Keep coming back. It works if you work it.” -The meeting is now officially over. Attendees may stay and have informal discussions or ask questions of one another before leaving.
What does First things first mean in AA?
“First Things First” generally emphasizes the importance of not drinking or using no matter what. 2. Thus, when an AA member experiences a “slip” the implication is that the member has allowed some other problem to assume a greater priority (Rayburn and Wright (2009).
What does keep it simple mean in AA?
Their Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS) acronym was a way of saying most things work better if made simple instead of complicated.
How do you congratulate someone on their sobriety?
Affirm Their Progress and What They Deserve“I’m so proud of you”“I’m so happy to see you taking care of yourself”“You are so strong”“I’m happy that you’re doing well”“You are inspiring”“You deserve to be happy”“You are deserving of a happy and healthy life”“Keep on fighting”
What is the slogan of AA?
1. One Day at a Time. One of the most common AA slogans is “one day at a time.” This simple phrase carries two essential messages.
What is the AA saying?
One of the most well-known mantras of AA, “One day at a time,” refers to the focus, patience, and persistence necessary to tackle addiction. Considering sobriety a day-to-day endeavor puts focus on the task at hand, easing anxiety about the future, and regret over the past.
How do I accept things I Cannot change?
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.
Is AA faith based?
A.A. is not a religious organization. Alcoholics Anonymous has only one requirement for member- ship, and that is the desire to stop drinking. There is room in A.A. for people of all shades of belief and non-belief.
What has courage to accept the things you Cannot change?
The prayer was the Serenity Prayer, commonly quoted as follows: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” Its adoption by Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs has propelled it to worldwide renown.
Why is think think think upside down?
Think Think Think (Upside) It is usually on display in most AA meetings— written upside down to remind us that we have to turn our constant over thinking on its head if we are to recover.