✨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…

N. FL Area Convention 2016 – Days 1 – 3

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Sanity is having the appropriate reaction to reality. 2. When things aren’t going your way, try not having one. 3. Life is only borrowed, & one day you’ll have to give it back. 4. I don’t take Steps 10 & 11 to make me feel better, I take them to make…

CAL – Worried About Someone’s Mental Health? (Item # P-80)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This pamphlet was 1 of 6 of an “Al-Anon Can Help” series that was introduced in 1995 as part of a big push for service in institutions.  It was designed to invite family members & friends of alcoholics at or in institutions to try Al-Anon where they live.  This pamphlet didn’t…

MTG – Altamonte Springs – “Just For Today AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. As a child, I used to hear the prayer “Now I lay me down to sleep…“, but what if there was an opposite version that went like this?: “Now I to this new day awake, I pray the Lord my soul to make.” 2. In the past, it was crazy the amount of…

CAL – What Do YOU Do about the Alcoholic’s Drinking? (Item # P-19)

WHAT I LEARNED: I’ve always misinterpreted the title of this pamphlet to be “What Can You Do…” & I thought it would be chock-full of helpful tips, but now that I’ve read through the whole thing I think the title could be re-named: “Crazy Things You Do to Control the Alcoholic.”  It’s a list of 63 strategies & techniques that only…