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Post Info TOPIC: THE Gifts/PROMISES OF ALANON


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RE: THE Gifts/PROMISES OF ALANON


Thank you for posting!



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I am new here and hadn't yet heard these promises. They pose a wonderful way to live for anyone anywhere. A hopeful set of goals to work toward too. Thank you for posting. I think it will be good to read and reread these.



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Thank you on this.. My first question earlier and you answered it all. Thank you! wink



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I am new and have so much fear.  I hope this worked for your healing.



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Thank you Tigger. This is Hope, new member. Love the promises. They will materialize if we work for them and have faith, I am sure.



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I've been in recovery in AlAnon for over a year (YAY!). the list you shared intrigued me. I've noticed that when I'm working my program, I do feel on some days that my life flows with ease and balance from God. I also notice a deeper gratitude. I do laugh more! I hardly ever laughed, but today I found at the end of the day, when I'm lying in bed to catch my second wind so I can put the kids to bed, I start laughing with my 2 year old climbing all over me.  I had a good 2 minute belly laugh as we wrestled. That never used to happen. Even though I have sad days sometimes, I have some gifts that are new since coming to Al Anon.



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Thank you, Tigger. I love the promises. Here is what AA's promises look like:

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are halfway through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Selfseeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook on life will change. Fear of people and economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us - sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

I like the fact that fear will be replaced by faith. It is happening in my life as we speak.

 

 

 

 



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Nadia Ianakieva


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CONFUSED:  Understood that there are the AA PROMISES and THE GIFTS OF AL-ANON.  Somehow around my district the title GIFTS OF AL-ANON has been dropped and members are calling them the Al-Anon Promises? 

Has anyone checked? 

Barb E

Wednesday Serenity

Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Canada

 



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No The posting re the alanon promises/ gifts has both words in the title. I believe it is a small difference.

To me the word "Gifts" means I do not have to do anything to obtain them. Promises to me means i need to do the work. Alanon works when i work it



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I have found my way here and am reading my way through the posts....I needed this one today. Thank you!

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Welcome to MIP Littlewing65 - glad you found us and glad that you joined right in!!

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Practice the PAUSE...Pause before judging.  Pause before assuming.  Pause before accusing.  Pause whenever you are about to react harshly and you will avoid doing and saying things you will later regret.  ~~~~  Lori Deschene

 

 

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