Weekly Focal Point
“The first gift a newcomer receives from contact with Al-Anon is hope. Seeing how others rise above their problems, listening to situations worse than their own, absorbing the atmosphere of love and good-will, sends them home with a new lease on life”
One Day At A Time Series
It isn’t so hard to believe in miracles in Al-Anon. We see such miraculous changes in people who came as newcomers filled with self-pity and resentment and beset with fears. There may not have even been any improvement in their alcoholic situation at home, but what they learn in Al-Anon makes a tremendous difference in their own outlook. They gain confidence and poise; they come out of their shells and concern themselves with others in similar trouble. All of this can be attributed to the sound spiritual sense that Al-Anon makes; but certainly “miracle” is a good word to describe the results.
3 C’s of Al-Anon
- We didn’t CAUSE it
- We can’t CONTROL it
- We can’t CURE it
AND WE WON’T CONTRIBUTE TO IT TODAY
Considerations for the Week
- Where are daily opportunities to give hope to others that I can identify? Am I willing to share my experience, strength and hope with those seeking family recovery in order to provide hope to other families who are struggling?
- I cannot transmit what I do not have according to the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Where am I committed to be engaged in my recovery today?