On Sunday evenings in Maui, I’m lucky enough to attend a DW meeting in a home for those of us who want to work the Al-Anon Program, both alcoholics and normies. We read out of one AA and one Al-Anon book, sharing on the readings and how they relate to our lives. Today I’ve decided to share with you some excerpts from each of the books we use at the meeting:
“If I don’t make big problems out of little ones, I can save myself much grief.” — One Day at a Time in Alanon
“We alcoholics are the biggest rationalizers in the world.” – As Bill Sees It, p. 128
“Today I am aware of many gifts and wonders because I am actively practicing gratitude. So I thank my Higher Power for little things as well as big ones.” — Courage to Change
. . . and when we were wrong promptly admitted it… regardless of how it might turn out. — Daily Reflections
“By improving my conscious contact with God, I find that emotional balance and inner peace can be a part of my daily life.” — Hope for Today
Double Winners meetings can’t be listed in directories or officially connected to either Program. But for me and some others, it’s really nice to have one Al-Anon meeting where I can admit my alcoholism as well as the effects that the alcoholism of others has had on my life. I’m grateful for A.A., Al-Anon andDouble Winner meetings and… ILML!