~ My journey & joy through CAL & AFG adventures ~

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Gratitude Lunch – 12/8/18

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. A chair can be your Higher Power because it keeps your ass off the ground!

2. From the “Open letter from an Alcoholic” in the pamphlet “Three Views of Al-Anon (item # P-15), I learned I was doing all the “don’ts!

3. If you’d like to see a pic of my favorite item that was raffled off at this Gratitude Lunch, visit: www.instagram.com/calchatfan1 or search #CALChatFan on Instagram.


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MTG – Maitland – “Saturday Night Serenity”

WHAT I LEARNED: When I try to overcome procrastination, I think about the bookmark (item # M-12) that says Just For Today… I will be unafraid.”  The bookmark isn’t called “Just For Tomorrow!”


MTG – Orlando – “Peace Within”

WHAT I LEARNED: When I substitute the phrase “I hope” in place of “I expect,” then it allows me to let go of the outcome & my expectations don’t grow into resentments.  Even better, is when I add at the end of “I hope” this phrase: “and if it doesn’t happen, then I will still be ok.”

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N. FL Area Convention 2018 – Days 1 – 3

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Fear is a dark room where negative emotions are exposed.

2. After I make amends, my weapons are no longer licensed.

3. The more I forget, the more I keep coming back!

4. I need to let go of my need to know.

5. Sometimes I need to experience the consequences of my own enabling!

6. I never gossip out of love.

7. Amends means: do no further harm.

8. I worked the Steps & my friends & family had a spiritual awakening as a result! 😉

9. Let Go, Let God, & get a good lawyer!  Ha ha!

**BONUS: Here’s the website for next year’s convention in St. Pete Beach: Imagine. It will be September 6 – 8th, 2019.  See you there!!