~ My journey & joy through CAL & AFG adventures ~

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MTG – Orlando – “Path to Serenity AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. After a night of heavy thinking, I can have an emotional hangover the next day!

2. I need to exercise my “patience” muscle!


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MTG – Celebration – “Celebration AFG”

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?

eating-popcorn-smiley-emoticon3. I’d watch a sitcom called “Al-Anon Knows Best!”

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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.


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.”