From time to time I like to try to relate to different perceptions of my Higher Power, as an experiment. Some years ago I obtained a figure of Hotei the Laughing Buddha. Some time after that I found a nice one of Kwan Yin, which rode around on my car dashboard accompanied by St. Peter and Silent Bob. Kwan Yin survived removal from the car, while the other two did not. A couple of years later I got a tiny brass figurine of Durga. These three remain at my workplace and while I like them quite a bit, I don’t really perceive them as aspects of my HP the way I intended.
I got choked up on the bus today because I suddenly realized I'm just so darn happy. Sometimes it still comes as a shock.
I'm so excited. Tomorrow I get to work Area Information Service and then attend a great meeting.
Have just finished Many Voices, One Journey. Wow. It did turn out to be a powerful read.
I just dropped our new group registration form into the mail. This feels awesome! I completely recommend this experience for anyone in recovery. 🙂
I wasn’t going to go to Area Assembly because I knew it wouldn’t be possible get the time off from work on a weekend. I was printing up flyers to bring to the meetings I attend when I tripped over a copy of the agenda for Assembly. One item popped out and hit me right in the head. It is about helping out “struggling Districts”.
I bought Many Voices, One Journey because it was the new book out and I generally love Al-Anon literature. However, once it arrived, I realized that it was a year-by-year history of the organization, complete with notes from the conferences and administrative decisions.
My spirits fell. This looked dull. Oh so dull.
The arrival of this book couldn’t be timed any better.
“When I got busy, I got better.” It may be that developing and nurturing a culture of service will rescue this ailing District.