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12 December 2017

posted Jan 6, 2017, 3:02 AM by Web Master2   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 5:31 PM ]

Hello!  Enjoy these highlights from the Forum! Please consider ordering yourself a personal copy for only $11 for 12 months!  If your meeting does not have one, order one for them as well!  If you are not able to pay for a subscription…. Please message me and we will be giving several free subscriptions away in the next month as some wonderful Al-Anon member donated $55 to pay for 5 Forum subscriptions!!

December 2017

So many of us have been helped by a piece of Conference Approved Literature! Consider holding a writing workshop before or after one of your meetings!

If we cannot get to a meeting….If we are in a crisis…To look up help on a certain subject…

SHARE HOW YOU HAVE BEEN HELPED BY CAL! In what ways has CAL affected your recovery? A little bird told me if you write on the CONCEPTS or TRADITIONS you have a good chance of being published!!  It can be a fun time for your Group to get together! Send comments to: wso@al-anon.org with CAL Corner in the subject line…deadline is 15th of each month!

 

This month’s FORUM is filled with so much! Just in time for the HOLIDAYS!

 

“Taking back the Holidays” is the theme…   This month’s share by Christine from Illinois is about caring for ourselves throughout the holiday season, setting boundaries and other gems to stay sane during this next month!

 

There is an anonymous story about keeping ourselves safe. So important as we tend to lose sight of our own safety when dealing with an active situation.

 

Vali F. Exec. Director shared on the powerful affect a newcomer has to all of us and our meetings. Reminding us of how much courage it takes to just walk in the doors, let alone share!

 

“The Spin Cycle”…. A clever member relates to her journey in Al-Anon to the different cycles of the washing machine! Spoil alert… “Deepwater Wash” was her 4th step inventory!

 

Remember you can go to www.alanon.org/18membersurvey  to complete the 2018 member survey!  They need YOUR input!

 

Step 12    “Sharing the message” talks of how opportunities present themselves for us to share our message of recovery.

 

Tradition 12   “Letting Go of our secrets” The 12th Tradition share speaks about  guarding our anonymity and provides a safe place for us to share.

 

Concept 12    “I’m not the Al-Anon Police”   This Concept reminds us that each meeting, each member is on its own spiritual path.

 

Alateen celebrates 60 years!!  Consider being an Alateen sponsor, ordering some Alateen literature for your Al-Anon meetings or dropping some Alateen literature off at your local JR and SR High school!  Remember we WELCOME teens into our Al-Anon meetings and want them to feel welcome!

 

Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful season.

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