MTG – Orlando – “Today’s Hope AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: “It is in trying to understand less that I experience more.”– quote from “Hope For Today” (item # B-28), page 206 (July 24th).  Since I personally feel there is no way I could possibly fully understand my Higher Power, does this mean that Step 11 could read as: “…to improve our conscious…

MTG – Ocoee – “Monday Miracles”

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. The fewer expectations I have of other people, the less they seem to piss me off! 2. “…getting better doesn’t always mean feeling better.” – Aug 14th from the daily reader: “Hope For Today” (item # B-27).

MTG – Baton Rouge – “Triangle Al-Anon”

WHAT I LEARNED: “Recovery may well be the most exciting ride I will ever take in my life.” – June 2nd from the daily reader: “Hope For Today” (item # B-27).  …Keep my hands & feet inside the recovery ride at all times!! 🤪

MTG – Ocoee – “Monday Miracles”

WHAT I LEARNED: “It’s an illusion that depleting myself will help someone else.” – Aug 19th from the daily reader: “Hope For Today” (item # B-27).

MTG – Ocoee – “Monday Miracles”

WHAT I LEARNED: “Serenity isn’t a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice.” – Feb 4th from the daily reader: “Hope For Today” (item # B-27).

CAL – Sexual Intimacy & the Alcoholic Relationship (Item # P-77)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Well surprise, surprise, this is not an instruction booklet on how to have sex with an alcoholic!  However, it does reassure me that I’m not the only one who has had difficulty in this area.  Intimacy, especially sexual intimacy, is a topic rarely brought up in Al-Anon meetings.  This must have…

CAL – Just for Today Wallet Card (Item # M-10)

With the help of receiving a CAL timeline from the World Service Office, I’m returning to the literature & have some back-tracking to do… WHAT I LEARNED: This wallet card has been around since 1954 & I thought given its small size, it would have less on it than the bookmark version (item # M-12),…

CAL – Alateen–Hope for Children of Alcoholics (Item # B-3)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Alateen began in 1957, but they didn’t have their first hardcover book until this one came out in 1973.  Its origins were a pamphlet (which has been discontinued) & it was expanded to now have sections for Steps, Traditions, Slogans, Personal Stories, & an Alateen Timeline. 2. At 120 pages, it’s…