WHAT I LEARNED: 1. After a night of heavy thinking, I can have an emotional hangover the next day!
WHAT I LEARNED: 1. My alcoholic dad has been dead for 3 years, but that elephant in the room is still alive.
2. What would my world be like if I treated everyone as if they were an Al-Anon member?
3. I’d watch a sitcom called “Al-Anon Knows Best!”
WHAT I LEARNED: “My serenity is inversely proportional to my expectations.” If you’d like to see my pic of this quote, visit: www.instagram.com/calchatfan1 or search #CALChatFan on Instagram.
WHAT I LEARNED: 1. A chair can be your Higher Power because it keeps your ass off the ground!
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.
WHAT I LEARNED: “…I did not cause her sobriety any more than I caused her drinking…” – quote from the Thanksgiving story “Detaching Was Kind” from the book From Survival To Recovery (item # B-21), page 113.
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.”
WHAT I LEARNED: Before Al-Anon, I had one life at work, & another life at home. Now, with the help of Al-Anon, I just have one life. Much more manageable that way!!