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~*Service Worker*~

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Magic of the Program

Al-Anon has been working really well for me for years, but recently, I've had the opportunity to make use of the tools in a new way. 

I've been fostering kids for almost a year now, and I'm on my third placement. This time, a sibling group of 2. 

I've had nearly constant opportunity to use the Al-Anon tools, just keeping my head above water and providing a safe and stable home. I'm enjoying it a lot, and I think it is going well, or at least, the case workers tell me it is, lol! But some of my favorite tools right now are 

- doing the next right thing

- practicing the pause

- does it need to be said, does it need to be said right now, does it need to be said right now by me

- is it true? Is it necessary? is it kind? 

- how important is it

- being gentle with myself 

- taking things one moment at a time 

It's wonderful to see how Al-Anon tools work in this new facet of my life as well, and I'm feeling lucky to have been introduced to the program well before welcoming kids into my life! 

Anyway, that's my update, accompanied by a sincere apology for the sporadicness of the Wednesday posts. I'd be happy to turn the posts back to the group, if there is someone who has more consistent time who would like to take them over. Otherwise, I'm happy to keep trying. 




If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. - Lao Tzu

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Skorpi, what a wonderful thing, fostering, you are doing!! {{HUGS}}

Thank you for sharing how the Al-Anon tools work for you in everyday



"Forgiveness doesn't excuse bad behavior, but it

does prevent bad behavior from destroying your heart". ~ unknown


~*Service Worker*~

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Skorpi, thanks for your service and share. One of the things I love about alanon is that I can and do apply it to every facet of my life. You know what they say, it works if you work it!



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