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.

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 – “Friday Morning Lights AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: To me, Tradition 6 seems to be Al-Anon’s declaration that it is a program that is not codependent.  Everything could fall away… money, property, prestige, even AA, & Al-Anon would still be ok.  It would survive.   …just like me.