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.