MTG – Orlando – “Friday Morning Lights AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: To me, Tradition 6 seems to be Al-Anon’s declaration that it is a program that is not codependent.  Everything could fall away… money, property, prestige, even AA, & Al-Anon would still be ok.  It would survive.   …just like me.

MTG – Celebration – “Celebration AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. My alcoholic dad has been dead for 3 years, but that elephant in the room is still alive. 2. What would my world be like if I treated everyone as if they were an Al-Anon member? 3. I’d watch a sitcom called “Al-Anon Knows Best!”

MTG – Maitland – “Saturday Night Serenity”

WHAT I LEARNED:  When I try to overcome procrastination, I think about the bookmark (item # M-12) that says “Just For Today… I will be unafraid.”  The bookmark isn’t called “Just For Tomorrow!”

MTG – Ocoee – “Monday Miracles”

WHAT I LEARNED: “…I did not cause her sobriety any more than I caused her drinking…” – quote from the Thanksgiving story “Detaching Was Kind” from the book “From Survival To Recovery” (item # B-21), page 113.

MTG – Orlando – “Peace Within”

WHAT I LEARNED: When I substitute the phrase “I hope” in place of “I expect,” then it allows me to let go of the outcome & my expectations don’t grow into resentments.  Even better, is when I add at the end of “I hope…” this phrase: “…and if it doesn’t happen, then I will still…

MTG – Ocoee – “Monday Miracles”

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…