3Recovery thoughts and affirmations from Seeking Safety by Lisa M Najavits.

It’s never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot, 19th century British writer.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. –Helen Keller.

You are not responsible for being down, but you are responsible for getting up. –Jesse Jackson.

No feeling is final. –Rainer Maria Rilke, 20th century German poet.

And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. –Erica Jong.

Don’t compromise yourself. you are all you’ve got. –Janis Joplin

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. –Buddha

What are the words you do not yet have? what do you need to say? … There are so many silences to be broken. –Audre Lorde

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. —Watty Piper, The Little Engine That Could.

... be attentive to what is arising within you, and place that above everything else … What is happening in hour innermost self is worthy of your entire love; somehow you must find a way to work at it. –Rainer Maria Rilke.

Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, give up. –Winston Churchill

Watch you thoughts; they become your words.
Watch your words; they become your actions.
Watch your actions; they become your habits.
Watch your habits; they become your character.
Watch you character; it becomes your destiny. –Frank Outlaw.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you can. –Theodore Roosevelt.

Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely. –Molly Goode.

Life is never what one dreams It is seldom what one desires, but, for the vital spirit and the eager mind, the future will always hold the search for buried treasure and the possibility of high adventure. –Ellen Glasgow.

It takes two to speak the truth–one to speak, the other to hear. –Henry David Thoreau.

When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with you personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. –Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The future depends on what we do in the present. –Mohandas K Gandhi.

If we change within, our outer life will change also. –Jean Shinoda Bolen.

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. –Wallace Stevens.

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. –Charles Dickens.

Each of us is two selves, and the great challenge of life is to try to keep that higher self in command. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the time of your life, live. –William Saroyan.