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I have found affirmations to be a healthy part of my recovery. Affirmations help us remember who we are today, right now in the present, and who we want to become in the future. I repeat my affirmation to myself once a day (at the recommendation of my therapist). Below is my example of an affirmation, as well as other examples contributed by fellow friends in recovery.

“Daily Affirmation” contributed by Thomas 2.0

My name is Thomas, and I am a son of God.

Jesus Christ is my Savior and my brother.

I am responsible for my own happiness.
I do not lie or hide. 

I do not lust.
I repel unvirtuous thoughts and actions.

I find joy and happiness by serving my wife, my children, and other men seeking recovery.

“10 Point Affirmation” contributed by Michael

  1.  With God’s help, every day, in every way, I am getting better.

  2.   I can and I will be in control of my life today.

  3.   I am learning, growing, and becoming a better me.

  4.   I am worthy of great things.

  5.   I like the person I’m becoming.

  6.   All of my problems have a solution.

  7.   I press on because I believe in God’s path for my life.

  8.   The past has no power over me anymore.

  9.   I have many strengths; I am making my weaknesses my strengths.

  10.   I am becoming the person God wants me to be, and that is all I need.

“I Am a Man” contributed by Connor W.

I am a man

A husband, son and father

I put faith before fortune

Family before pleasure

Courage before fear

Work before relaxation

Wisdom before gratification

Love before hate

Kindness before pride

Humility before status

Understanding before judgement

Honesty before ease

I seek to gain perspective when I can't see the way

I work to give my family freedom of choice and uplift those I come in contact with

I am a worthy son of God, destined for eternal life and happiness

I am created for joy

I am destined for greatness

I am a man

“Simple Sayings Affirmation” contributed by Robert
(based on A.A. sayings)

  • Let go and let God

  • One day at a time

  • Easy does it

  • Live and let live

  • First things first

  • This too shall pass

  • Just for today, be sober – take another 24 hours

  • Honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness

  • Keep coming back

  • It works if you work it

  • Progress not perfection

  • To thine own self be true

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