April 28, 2018 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Why go to meetings?

The first time we hear that Al-Anon is not about getting people clean and sober, we question the point of going. But what we soon learn is that the program is for us, not for the addict or alcoholic. We learn that we deserve peace.

We’ll think with greater clarity because Step One will help us give up our obsession with the alcoholic. From Steps Two and Three we’ll develop a trust in a Higher Power and thus give up our fear. We’ll finally give up a burden we’ve carried far too long when we come to believe it’s not our job to get anyone sober. Our job is to find happiness and offer love to others. Nothing can better us more than this.

Time spent at meetings is never wasted. My happiness will be strengthened each time I use some part of the program.

You are reading from the book:

A Life of My Own by Karen Casey

A Life of My Own by Karen Casey. © 1993 by Hazelden Foundation

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