WHAT I LEARNED: The disease of alcoholism is like a bully. It wants me to have low self-worth so it can remain in control. With the Steps & my Higher Power, I can stand up & say: “Not Today!” — To see the full-size pic of this quote (and others), visit: http://www.instagram.com/calchatfan1.
WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Saying “No” to others can start by saying “YES” to myself first! 2. My forgetting some things helps me to not dwell on everything! — To see the full-size pic of this quote (and others), visit: http://www.instagram.com/calchatfan1.
WHAT I LEARNED: Tradition 12 means it’s like I’m in an Al-Anon Witness Protection Program. (And boy have I witnessed a lot!) If I can’t speak my truth about it, then I can’t heal.
WHAT I LEARNED: “We’re not invisible. We’re just anonymous. – Kinda like how superheroes are!” — To see the full-size pic of this quote (and others), visit: http://www.instagram.com/calchatfan1.
WHAT I LEARNED: If parents bring their kids to the doctor when they have an illness so they can get better , why don’t they bring them to Alateen since alcoholism is also an illness? …just saying…
WHAT I LEARNED: Sometimes mispronounced words makes me hear things differently – for example: A) Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unimaginable. B) Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, & to another human being the abstract nature of our wrongs.
WHAT I LEARNED: Some possible new slogans for my collection: Let later happen. “Think and say thanks…” – from “Alateen–a day at a time” (item # B-10), page 7 (January 7th).
WHAT I LEARNED: Alcoholism is progressive, but so too is my compassion.
WHAT I LEARNED: …if no one knows us as we really are, we run the risk of making ourselves victims of our own self-hatred. If we can be loved by somebody who sees us as we are, we will then be able to accept ourselves. Others rarely think we’re as bad as we think we…
WHAT I LEARNED: The opposite of judgement is acceptance.
WHAT I LEARNED: “…the simplest definition of humility is truth. Knowing who we are – our good points & bad, our strengths & weaknesses, our abilities & our limitations – that’s humility.” From page 19 of: “Alateen – Hope for Children of Alcoholics” (item # B-3).
WHAT I LEARNED: 1. I heard a new acronym – “Detach” is: Don’t Even Think About Changing Him/Her. 2. Re-arrange the letters in “Listen” & you get the word “Silent.”
EPISODE 8 of my “CAL Chat” podcast is now available to listen to! How can I keep things simple? If my growth is like a tree, then what are my roots? What Alateen book can I bring to an Al-Anon meeting? (To hear this episode, please visit the show’s website at: calchatpodcast.com – or you…
WHAT I LEARNED: Step 2 “reminds me that only things of value get restored – Victorian homes, antique cars, & me!” – Page 369 from the softcover book: “How Al-Anon Works” (item # B-32).
WHAT I LEARNED: One of the results of being powerless is: joy!
EPISODE 6 of my “CAL Chat” podcast is now available to listen to! Can I fire my Higher Power? What is a “Meeting on Wheels?” What is not allowed in recovery literature when bringing it into jails? (To hear this episode, please visit the show’s website at: calchatpodcast.com – or you can subscribe to it…