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Ask not whether life is treating you well, but whether you are treating life well.

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The 600 Pound Gorilla

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Things don't change, but we do

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When I was drinking, I wouldn't let go until it had scratch marks all over it.

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It would be nice, but it's not necessary

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Just keep your feet moving.

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From Jail to Yale, a Park Bench to Park Place, you are welcome here

One of the best things about 12 step meetings is the diversity. Everyone is welcome....