Somedays choosing purpose for the day, and choosing praise in some of the circumstances that are today, can feel like pushing through asphalt. Choosing Purpose Perusing the latest GRAPEVINE I found two letters to the editor that revived my sense
Celebrating Celebrating forty-one years with friends at a meeting today — after a two -year hiatus — was just about super. What to say about living forty-one years sober? A close relative gave me a segue. When I told her
Thanksgiving 2021 T-Day is in the history books . . . ours was a quiet day—but good Break out the crayons and color me grateful and sober. Color me mindful, too of many alcoholics who are struggling in the isolation
Wanting special privileges is a character defect. Working the steps, especially Step 3 helps restore the sanity of staying right-sized. Because my body is not cooperating with doing little tasks I once never thought about doing, my emotions flare up,
A Slogan “Let go and let God” was one of the earliest suggestions I heard around the Al-Anon rooms. Too often in those early years, I treated the idea like a bumper sticker: good to read in traffic; easy to
I heard a favorite preacher say don’t let reality limit you. (Dr. Tony Evans) Don’t deny reality; just don’t let it limit you. The reality is everything has changed because of COVID-19; getting careless could invite all kinds of trouble.
COVID-19 may have canceled my anniversary; it can’t postpone my celebration! Of all the scenarios that might cancel my anniversary, I never imagined the one today – cut off from my home group because of a pandemic. Yet, here we
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