The Steps are so that you don’t commit suicide.
The Traditions are so that you don’t commit homicide.
The Concepts are so that you don’t commit genocide.
I’ve lately been irritable and unreasonable and out of touch with my program, so I’m doing 90 meetings in 90 days, which is ridiculously easy in the Zoom-and-Covid era. If you wanna do that too, here’s one place to find meetings. Another thing is to Google Al-Anon Zoom meetings and you’ll get lots of district and area results from all around. A lot of these meetings are not listed at WSO as electronic meetings, so you can expand the number of meetings you know about hugely by doing this.
I have a road trip coming up soon. One of my favorite things to do is visit Al-Anon meetings in the places I go. It’s pretty easy when it’s a business trip because my evenings tend to be free, and most places of population have a few meetings in the evenings.
When I’m visiting family it’s a little harder but still sometimes doable. If a family member has a commitment they need to attend, all too frequently there’s an Al-Anon meeting at that precise time that I can attend as well. That happens to be the case for one leg of this trip.
Sometimes places have very early meetings. Since I rise a bit earlier than many of my family members, I can pop off to one of these without missing any time with them. That happens to be the case on another leg of this upcoming trip as well.
Somehow my HP makes it possible for me to attend at least 1 meeting roughly every 3 days. I like that a lot.
I’m also finding some meetings in rather remote places. I like that a lot too.
Wow I haven’t posted in forever! So much has happened.
I now live in a completely different area, with different climate and culture and everything. I do not have a computer or Internet at home. Al-Anon meetings are very thin on the ground here, and I cannot reach them without a vehicle – they are located out of reach of the bus system. What a lot of new challenges!
I am so grateful for Al-Anon Phone Meetings
. Thanks to a happy accident (HP?!?!), I bought a month’s worth Unlimited Nights and Weekends for my cell phone, so I am putting it to good use attending as many meetings as possible on Saturday and Sunday.
It does take a little patience. Meetings can be a little messy because of delay when unmuting and muting the phone. There are no facial cues for whose turn it is to speak, so we have to sort it out sometimes. But this is so good for my program! I am much more patient and understanding than I was the first time I attended a phone meeting, early this year.
What a blessing!
Utah County Al-Anon Information
Not that it’s relevant to anything, but here’s a link to information about Al-Anon in Utah county.