CAL – Updated Al-Anon Service Guidelines for 2021 (Various Item #’s)

On October 6th, 2021, I got an interesting update from Al-Anon’s World Service Office’s (the WSO) newsletter “In The Loop” that mentioned:  “We are excited to announce that we are in the process of updating the Al-Anon/Alateen Guidelines!  In addition to getting a fresh, new look, the guidelines will also reflect updated information.  A milestone…

✨Blog Update✨

  WELCOME BACK!  What have you been up to during the Covid-19 pandemic?  I spent most of it in an Area-level service position in Al-Anon that kept me very busy & for that I am extremely grateful! Truth is, I wanted to post entries throughout 2020, but every time I did, I would read my…

MTG – Kissimmee – “Sólo Por Hoy”

WHAT I LEARNED: Around this time each year, I look back & think: “Boy, that year was rough. Next year has to be better!”  But Al-Anon has given me perspective to see that this past year wasn’t all that bad… & the next one doesn’t necessarily have to be better.  Because even if it’s not,…

MTG – Austin – “Ways to Freedom AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED:  For me, the difference between being thankful & being grateful is that when I’m grateful, I give back!  Therefore, I can truly say “I am grateful for the alcoholic in my life,” because I can also show how grateful I am by continuing to do service work, not judging anyone with an…

MTG – Ocoee – “Monday Miracles”

WHAT I LEARNED: I have learned more when I was uncomfortable, than when I was comfortable.  …So I ask myself, “Am I uncomfortable today about something?”  Good – because that means I’m still able to learn something today!

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 – Orlando – “You’re Not Alone AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: “Later… [Bill W.] expanded the number to Twelve Steps so as to be sure there were no loopholes through which a drunk could escape.” – quote from softcover version of “How Al-Anon Works” (item # B-32), page 153.