Friday, September 14, 2007

Being a GR

I've been elected to be the next GR for my home group. Tomorrow is the election and first meeting. I'm looking forward to this work. I think that if I can be of service to my home group in any way, then I'm going to do it. In fact, I think that my home group is great.

It's not a fancy building or a large group. We meet in an old Sunday school building that smells of mold and will eventually be refurbished. The setting is wonderful as it's under the shade of massive live oak trees. There aren't a lot of people that attend. Some Monday evenings, it's just a couple of us but we have a step study and a meeting anyway.

I prefer the small and intimate sharing of this group. There isn't any domination or control. Just a few people working on recovering from the effects of alcoholism. I know that my recovery will be based on helping others and on doing what I can for Al-Anon which has helped me tremendously.


  1. Good luck in your GSR role. Prepare for grey hair!

    Great pic, btw.


  2. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (1 John 4:2-3).

  3. The best way to help oneself is to help others. It is also important to "give back". Congrats on this position.

  4. that's so great syd! It's so nice to feel comfortable in a group.

  5. PS: I think he has a crush on you.

  6. Good luck Syd. I've often been told the best way to help yourself is to help others. It's a good feeling to belong to a group where you feel comfortable in your skin.

  7. hey that is spanish moss hanging from those trees. Service service gr


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