Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pulling together

One the great thing about the program is that we don't have to go it alone but can count on others to be there to help us get through good and bad times. I've always been a loner preferring to isolate myself because of the fear of being rejected.

What I've learned over the past year is that there are so many others who have also tried to go it alone and just get by on self-will. It's a much better way of living when we learn that if we pull together we can experience happiness. By sharing our experience, strength and hope, we not only help ourselves to recover but we help others as well.

I chaired the Beginner's Meeting today for the first time. We talked about the Serenity Prayer and Step One. The beginners shared about what brought them to Al-Anon. I've signed up to do this every week as I enjoy it. It reinforces for me that we have a common problem and that by working the program, we learn from each other.


  1. Oh, that is wonderful. And I love your photo. I really love the mountains of Colorado - but I miss the ocean so much! Thanks for giving me glimpses.

  2. hey! it's so much easier as a group or when you have help. i personally know of only 2 people who've been able to get sober on their own: my sister and motorcyle mike. i commend them for that. i couldn't do it on my own though.

  3. isolation---such a big part of the disease---mine and theirs. It is good to know I'm not alone.

    Glad you will be there to welcome the newcomers

  4. As the saying goes, "What we can't do alone, we can do together" something like that. It is so true. I need the fellowship of AA.

  5. yep, sometimes I wish I had somebody to pull together with...


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