Gifts I Didn’t Ask for in My E-mail Today in my e-mail, gifts I didn’t ask for arrived just when I felt a less than bright bunch of memories and thoughts sweep in. This time of year, what I think
“Deep” Thought for Today
Resentments? I Never had Any When I came into AlAnon, I did not feel resentful. (A Beam of Light in a Scary Basement) Of course I was still drinking —or using alcohol to be somebody other than the me I
A USA Facts Health Survey answered the question: Is Teen Drug and Alcohol Use Declining? The numbers are encouraging, but numbers describe people— young people — whose use and abuse of alcohol and drugs create ripples— usually harmful and painful.
Newcomers Nothing like some newcomers to a meeting with several old-timers that opened a window through which blew memories, igniting gratitude! The sharing that day brought memories of walking into my first meeting — 1:00 PM at what was then
I can’t pinpoint the moment when it dawned on me, but it was an A-HA! moment that changed my prayer life. That moment was momentous, when I realized other people, different places or more or less things would not
Better Boundaries Setting boundaries is a [recommended] way of minimizing conflict with most people, some things and most places. I love the idea of have a zone of peace that’s based on a healthy respect for what I perceive others
Saying a Grace Growing up, a grace we said before a meal was “For that which we are about to receive, make us truly grateful.” Of course, that seemed simple enough when I knew a plate of tasty food followed.
I wanted to get rid of the mental and emotional baggage that kept me from enjoying my drinking. But I had no tools. I really thought I could find an easier softer way to avoid the snares that had caught others
“A tranquil mind is a prerequisite for good judgement . . .” introduces the 12 and 12’s chapter on the Ninth Step. Taking the ninth step requires good judgment — something I haven’t always used, even in recovery. The