A family crisis had set my head spinning. And what was that ringing in my ears? I found the answer at Al-Anon. Recovery isn't always pretty. It's more a maze than a path. I invite you to join me on my search for serenity.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Happy 101 Award!
Wow. This is cool. Thank you Akannie at Elegant Blessings for this sweet little award!
The rules are to link this award back to Annie, send it on to at least three other bloggers and list 10 things that make me happy.
So I'm passing it on to Garnet, Tammy, Lou, my "twin sister" Technobabe, Susy-the-Undertaker and Ms. Hen because your steady stream of kind words gave me encouragement as I was trying to get this blog up and running and have kept me going ever since. Thank you friends for your kind words and sweet thoughts.
Here are 10 things that make me happy.
1. A sound night's sleep 2. Staying in on a rainy day 3. A good meeting 4. Homemade turkey soup with wild rice and carrots 5. My husband 6. A good book 7. That little click I feel when I've understood something for the first time. 8. Hot apple pie with vanilla ice cream 9. The feeling I get when I've done something well 10. The serenity that comes (at least sometimes) from applying the principles of the program
In Al-Anon, it's tradition to greet the newcomers by sharing a little of our story. Click on the link below to read my Al-Anon welcome to you. The Statement of Purpose describes my intentions for this blog.
I'm a journalist, wife, mother and, most recently, grandmother. I grew up in an alcoholic home and had heard people say that "alcoholism is a family disease," but never knew what that meant. I didn't believe I had been affected by other people's alcoholism. In Al-Anon, I learned differently. More importantly, I learned tools to deal with it.