N. FL Summer Assembly 2019 – Days 1 – 3

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. I have lost a lot of pain in Al-Anon. 2. Wise people plant trees under whose shade they’ll never sit. 3. We give from the gratitude we’ve already gotten. 4. The alcoholic has not volunteered to get sober. 5. God’s will for me is to stop playing God! 6. Joy is…

N. FL Fall Assembly 2017 – Days 1 – 3

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. When I keep words like: should, shouldn’t, good, bad… out of my vocabulary, then I become more grateful. 2. I think that I think too much. 3. It’s important to know the difference between the God of my perception versus the God of my understanding. 4. If I don’t qualify my…

N. FL Fall Assembly 2016 – Days 1 – 3

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Happiness is not a goal… it’s a by-product of how I live my life. 2. The etymology of the word “confidence” is “con fidelis” which means: “with faith.” 3. I’m confused about my confusion. 4. Dominance happens as long as you allow it to! 5. …this motion too shall pass! 😜

N. FL Spring Assembly 2016 – Day 3 of 3

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. I thought alcoholism was being done to me! 2. After the shock & fear goes away, I’m usually grateful. 3. I’m going to keep coming back until I’m not uncomfortable. 4. Step 1 = To start, I must accept that I’m done.

N. FL Spring Assembly 2016 – Day 2 of 3

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. It is impossible to out-give Al-Anon. 2. “Wait” stands for: Why Am I Talking? 3. The 3 B’s: Be brief, Be calm, & Be gone. 4. Welcome God into your conflict. 5. God is in the pause. 6. If your serenity was stolen, it was probably an inside job!

N. FL Fall Assembly 2014 – Day 3 of 3

WHAT I LEARNED: My Higher Power’s top 3 answers: 1) Yes;  2) Not yet; or 3) I have something better in mind.   Apparently answer #3 applied just recently at the Assembly because I was selected to be the North Florida Area Literature Coordinator serving 13 Districts!  …Looks like I’ll have to really finish up all my…

N. FL Fall Assembly 2014 – Day 1 of 3

WHAT I LEARNED: A sign of a good speaker is when they start speaking & all I can think is “I’m freezing,” but by the time they’re done with their story, I’ve completely forgotten that I was ever cold at all!

N. FL Spring Assembly 2014 – Day 2 of 3

WHAT I LEARNED: Breaking news!  There is a brand new booklet coming out very soon: “Talk to Each Other – Resolving Conflicts Within Al-Anon” (item # S-73).  This is a service tool that will also be sold as a combo set as item # K-70 that will include 2012’s “Conflict Resolution – Wallet Card” (item…

CAL – A Guide for Sponsors of Alateen Groups (Item # P-29)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Alateen started in 1957 – did I mention that already?  Well, according to the Conference Summaries from the early 60’s, Al-Anon was going through the same issues that it’s still having… the need for more Alateen group sponsors.   But back then, they had so few, that outsiders & AA members were…