At a recent Gratitude Dinner, the emcee quickly came up to me & asked for something that she could have at the podium that included the Serenity Prayer, Steps, Traditions, Concepts, Warranties & Al-Anon Declaration. I said I had just the perfect thing! Rather than give her a book, I gave her this pamphlet. And because it also has the Suggested Al-Anon Welcome, Ideas for Newcomers, a Guide for Living, Slogans, & Closing, whenever I attend a meeting & the group doesn’t have access to their binder to open the meeting, this pamphlet comes to the rescue!
WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Re-reading the Welcome in this pamphlet made me realize that Al-Anon’s 12 Steps are “adapted” from AA. For the longest time in meetings, I always thought I heard the word as “adopted.”
2. I’m counting this pamphlet as the last item of the general Al-Anon Newcomer Packet (item # K-10) – although I didn’t see it at first. It was only when I turned the Packet over & read the very back that I saw this was the only pamphlet referenced on it, so therefore I’m truly finished reading the entire Packet – literally front to back! Ha ha 😝 Onto the other newcomer packets… Stay tuned!