“So much depends on our own attitudes, and as we learn to place our problem in it’s true perspective, we find it loses it’s power to dominate our thoughts and our lives..” – Suggested Ala-Anon/Alateen Welcome
Sometimes I actually think that EVERYTHING depends upon my attitude.
I used to believe that I got a crappy attitude because things weren’t going my way, or people didn’t treat me the way I deserved to be treated. In Al-Anon, I’ve discovered that exactly the opposite was happening: my attitude was crappy and I was inviting crappiness into my life (without even realizing it). Al-Anon taught me how to change my attitude so that I’m no longer a member of The Crappy Club.
By using the tools I’ve been given to practice the program on a daily basis, and by strengthening my friendship with my Higher Power, I learn to surrender my expectations, focus on the present (gratitude), and show up to be of service to myself and others (without resentment or self-pity).
Today I can have a life of serenity, peace and happiness—provided I dedicate the time required to thoroughly work my program. I’ve discovered (the hard way) that when I am diligent, consistent and persistent about doing my inspirational rituals, and fellowshipping with those who put their program first, instead of feeling crappy… ILML!