MTG – Orlando – “Just For Today AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. “Al-Anon has shown me that my view of a situation is only the ‘truth’ as seen from my tiny corner of the universe.”– quote from “Courage to Change” (item # B-16), page 54 (Sept. 10th). 2. “Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens…

MTG – Orlando – “Courage 2 Be Me Alateen AFG”

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.

MTG – Ocoee – “Monday Miracles”

WHAT I LEARNED: “The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery.  There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, & the solution comes to you & you don’t know how or why.” – Albert Einstein quote from “Courage to Change” (item # B-16), page 81 (March 21st).

CAL – My Journey in Service (Item # M-57)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. While perusing through some Al-Anon service tools in the Area Archives, I came across “My Journey in Service” (item # M-57).  At roughly 60 pages, the booklet is designed as a journal so it has lots of lined paper & blank spaces for writing, plus it includes a CAL service-oriented quote…

CAL – Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2017 (Item # N/A)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. My next “CAL Chat” podcast guest said that “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2017” was her favorite outreach piece that she wanted to talk about on my “CAL Chat” show (Episode #9), so it was time to read it all the way through!  I had read entire versions of previous ones so I was…

MTG – Orlando – “Courage 2 Be Me Alateen AFG”

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).

MTG – Kissimmee – “Kissimmee Tuesday Nite AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Faith & staying in “I don’t know” are two things to combat worry. 2. “Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” – Helen Keller quote from “Courage to Change” (item # B-16), page 45 (February 14th).