Category: Mid-Week Share

Mid-week Share: The Powerful Art of Listening

We had a newcomer in our Al-Anon meeting this week. She was in tears, and I so remembered that first day I walked into my first Al-Anon meeting. I was in so much pain. I was afraid. The only thing I could do was… Continue Reading “Mid-week Share: The Powerful Art of Listening”

Mid-Week Share: Step 8 – Principle of Willingness

Step 8: Willingness Making a list of those harmed before coming into recovery may sound simple. Becoming willing to actually make those amends is the difficult part. will·ing adjective 1. disposed or consenting; inclined: willing to go along. 2. cheerfully consenting or ready: a… Continue Reading “Mid-Week Share: Step 8 – Principle of Willingness”

Mid-Week Share: Step 7 – Principle of Humility

Step 7: Humility The spiritual focus of Step 7 is humility, asking a higher power to do something that cannot be done by self-will or mere determination. I worked Step 7 long before I actually realized that I couldn’t fix myself. You see, I’m… Continue Reading “Mid-Week Share: Step 7 – Principle of Humility”

Midweek Share: Step 6 – Principle of Acceptance

Step 6: Acceptance The key to Step 6 is acceptance — accepting character defects exactly as they are and becoming entirely willing to let them go. ac·cept·ance [ak-sep-tuh ns] noun 1. the act of taking or receiving something offered. 2. favorable reception; approval; favor. 3.… Continue Reading “Midweek Share: Step 6 – Principle of Acceptance”

Mid-Week Share: Step 5 – Principle of Integrity

Step 5: Integrity Probably the most difficult of all the steps to face, Step 5 is also the one that provides the greatest opportunity for growth. integrity noun 1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. 2. the state of… Continue Reading “Mid-Week Share: Step 5 – Principle of Integrity”

Mid-Week Share: Step 4 – Soul Searching

Step 4: Soul Searching There is a saying in the 12-step programs that recovery is a process, not an event. The same can be said for this step — more will surely be revealed. This is the booger bear, the big one, the step… Continue Reading “Mid-Week Share: Step 4 – Soul Searching”

Mid-Week Share: Step 3 – Principle of Surrender

Step 3: Surrender A lifetime of self-will run riot can come to a screeching halt, and change forever, by making a simple decision to turn it all over to a higher power. The principle of Surrender for me was a tough pill to swallow.… Continue Reading “Mid-Week Share: Step 3 – Principle of Surrender”

Mid-Week Share: Step Two – Principle of FAITH

“If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.” Ancient Chinese Proverb Across the top of the page in my Al-anon Works book, I have scrawled “Dare to Hope”. Al-anon is the “sister” group for Alcoholics… Continue Reading “Mid-Week Share: Step Two – Principle of FAITH”

Midweek Share: Step 1 – Principle of Honesty

A friend of mine challenged me to write on the 12 Principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. I actually don’t know much about them, so I took the challenge. It’s always fun to learn something new especially as related to my growth. I google-searched them and… Continue Reading “Midweek Share: Step 1 – Principle of Honesty”

Mid-Week Inspiration: Matching Calamity with Serenity

My friend Richie, whom I have never met in person, challenged me last week to write about “matching calamity with serenity.” This is a partial quote taken from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The full quote is: Just to the extent that we… Continue Reading “Mid-Week Inspiration: Matching Calamity with Serenity”

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