Al-Anon Lifer

Anonymous sharings from a long-time member of Al-Anon, which is a safe place to recover from the effects of alcoholism in a friend or relative...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I Learned Something Old Today

Once again, I have not been posting. Probably because I haven't had much to share, even though I always seem to open my mouth at meetings :-)

Anyway, this morning I wrote something in my 4th Step Journal, Al-Anon's "Blueprint for Progress," that emphasized once again what is and has been true for me for a long time:

That most of my outward life depends on my inner life.
In our meeting format, we read that we can find happiness and contentment whether the alcoholic is drinking or not. I found this to be true, having found joy in my life long before my spouse got sober.
Likewise, I can be unhappy or discontent even with a sober spouse who is working a good program and being good to me. I've always been in charge of how I react rather than respond to life. Most of it does come down to my attitude.
May you find serenity tonight and tomorrow just for the asking...

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3 Comments:

At Thursday, April 26, 2007 11:46:00 AM, Blogger thejunkyswife said...

I'm enjoying your blog. It's interesting to see the places where our experiences intersect.

 
At Friday, May 04, 2007 10:41:00 AM, Blogger Syd said...

I just found your site. Good to see another Al-Anoner blogging. And yes you are right, I'm learning that it all comes down to the choices that I make.

 
At Thursday, August 02, 2007 4:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where have you been?? Please come back.

another alanonic

 

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