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Daily Reading – March 23, 2014

On occasion I realize it’s easier to say the serenity prayer and take that leap of faith than it is to continue doing what I’m doing. -S.H. The pain of change is a reality. But so is the pain of

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Daily Reading – March 23, 2014

On occasion I realize it’s easier to say the serenity prayer and take that leap of faith than it is to continue doing what I’m doing. -S.H. The pain of change is a reality. But so is the pain of

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Daily Reading – March 20, 2014

The Higher Power we read about in the Twelve Steps is a spiritual idea. We may think of this Higher Power as God – Goodness, Power, Love, Spirit, Father, Friend.  Or it may be nothing more than the Al-Anon group

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Daily Reading – March 20, 2014

The Higher Power we read about in the Twelve Steps is a spiritual idea. We may think of this Higher Power as God – Goodness, Power, Love, Spirit, Father, Friend.  Or it may be nothing more than the Al-Anon group

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Daily Reading – February 8, 2014

Reaction isn’t action-that is, it isn’t truly creative. -Elizabeth Janeway We must learn how to act rather than react. Unfortunately, we’ve had lots of training at reacting. And we’re all such good imitators. We are a society of reactors. We

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Daily Reading – February 8, 2014

Reaction isn’t action-that is, it isn’t truly creative. -Elizabeth Janeway We must learn how to act rather than react. Unfortunately, we’ve had lots of training at reacting. And we’re all such good imitators. We are a society of reactors. We

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Daily Reading – January 19, 2014

  Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. – Hannah Arendt Resentments keep us in  the past, a past that can never be relived.  Resentments keep a stranglehold on our mind.  They keep us from appreciating the beauty of a moment.  They

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Daily Reading – January 19, 2014

  Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. – Hannah Arendt Resentments keep us in  the past, a past that can never be relived.  Resentments keep a stranglehold on our mind.  They keep us from appreciating the beauty of a moment.  They

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Daily Reading – September 9, 2013 – What I do have…

Here’s an eye-opening, mind-opening question to ask myself:  What am I doing with what I’ve got?  Instead of crying over what I don’t have, and wishing my life were different, what am I doing with what I’ve got? Am I so sure

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Daily Reading – September 9, 2013 – What I do have…

Here’s an eye-opening, mind-opening question to ask myself:  What am I doing with what I’ve got?  Instead of crying over what I don’t have, and wishing my life were different, what am I doing with what I’ve got? Am I so sure

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Daily Reading – September 3, 2013 – Someday….

Before coming to Al-Anon, I had built a lifetime of dreams and promises that were reserved for that special day called, “Someday,”  Someday I’ll begin-or end that project.  Someday I’ll call that friend with whom I’ve lost touch.  Someday I’ll

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Daily Reading – September 3, 2013 – Someday….

Before coming to Al-Anon, I had built a lifetime of dreams and promises that were reserved for that special day called, “Someday,”  Someday I’ll begin-or end that project.  Someday I’ll call that friend with whom I’ve lost touch.  Someday I’ll

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Daily Reading – April 5, 2013 –

A member once said: “The Twelve Steps were designed for desperate people like us – as a shortcut to God.  When we accept them and use them, we find they open the way to use our God-given abilities which we

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Daily Reading – April 5, 2013 –

A member once said: “The Twelve Steps were designed for desperate people like us – as a shortcut to God.  When we accept them and use them, we find they open the way to use our God-given abilities which we

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Daily Reading – March 22, 2013 – Remembering what we already know…

In order to survive in the contradictory and explosive world of alcoholism, many of us learned to ignore our feelings.  We lost touch with ourselves without even knowing it. For example, although I pointed an accusing finger at the alcoholics

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Daily Reading – March 22, 2013 – Remembering what we already know…

In order to survive in the contradictory and explosive world of alcoholism, many of us learned to ignore our feelings.  We lost touch with ourselves without even knowing it. For example, although I pointed an accusing finger at the alcoholics

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Daily Recovery Reading – February 18, 2013

When I say to myself that I am going to turn all my problems over to God, this does NOT give me leave to shirk my responsibilities.  I have been given certain tools with which to run my life, and

Peace Inside

Daily Recovery Reading – February 18, 2013

When I say to myself that I am going to turn all my problems over to God, this does NOT give me leave to shirk my responsibilities.  I have been given certain tools with which to run my life, and

Daily Reading – January 26, 2013

How often we see wives, husbands and parents come to Al-Anon groups because they have reached a point of desperation of the alcoholic drinking of a family member! When they are told that Al-Anon’s purpose is not to bring about

Daily Reading – January 26, 2013

How often we see wives, husbands and parents come to Al-Anon groups because they have reached a point of desperation of the alcoholic drinking of a family member! When they are told that Al-Anon’s purpose is not to bring about