CAL – Al-Anon’s Best Sellers of 2021

WHAT I LEARNED: A few weeks ago I recently received my hardcopy of the new “2022 World Service Conference Summary” (item # P-46).  Pasted below are images from pages 80-81 that show some stats for 2021’s best selling Al-Anon books, booklets, and the “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2021” (item # N/A) outreach magazine.  It’s surprising that…

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)

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), but it actually has more.  It has 2 extra sentences – one about the Seventh Tradition & the second refers to the 10 other…