Al-Anon Family Group

The material presented here is not Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature. It is a method to exchange information, ideas, feelings, problems and solutions on a personal level.

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: C2C September 1st


Senior Member

Status: Online
Posts: 111
Date:
C2C September 1st


Today's reading discusses the importance of being willing to take inventory as a group in much the same way as we do as individuals, and the importance of doing this to uphold the second tradition. It's hard for me to comment on Group Conscience as I tend to "leave that to the grown-ups" (I know, that's very flawed thinking, but consider it me taking inventory!)  but I certainly agree that when everyone within a group is willing to grow, the benefits reach everyone. The reading also speaks about the disadvantages of only repeating reading from a single al-anon reader and it's a bit close to home since that's my sole contribution these days! Touche, C2C, touche! lol

What do others think- do you have examples of willingness to grow as a group to share, or does anyone have any suggestions for this little group to enhance growth (or do you think it's necessary?) I am a big slogan fan so I reckon a slogan-of-the-week (or month) thread would be kind of cool (just a thought). What do others think?



__________________


~*Service Worker*~

Status: Offline
Posts: 2439
Date:

Thanks YKM for your service and such thought -provoking questions. In my F2F (still on zoom) we use about 4 CAL. I review all 4 when I lead and pick the one that speaks to me. We also occasionally have a business meeting (we were more regular when we met in person). That meeting gives us all a chance to express ourselves if we wish, and we vote on some items. We also still have our anniversary yearly meeting, and when in person we celebrated our individual anniversaries at that time. Putting all those things together I think our group does evolve. We also follow a format for the weekly meetings: 1st week is a step meeting, 2nd is a tradition, 3rd is adult child, and 4th is an open topic. When I share here on Mondays, I review 3 of the CAL's and pick the one most relevant to my life.

The message board is different than a weekly meeting, but I certainly grow from it. New people join and some folks leave or take breaks. It's all good. However and whatever alanon activities fit into our lives, it's worth doing. If someone connects more with C2C, no problem--it's a great reader! It's a great program!

__________________

Lyne



~*Service Worker*~

Status: Offline
Posts: 582
Date:

Thank you so much YKM for your service every Thursday!!

Thank you to you Lyne for sharing how your F2F works for it's membership, it is always nice to know how
other groups interact and hold their meetings.

Great topic and I feel that the C2C has the same topics as say ODAT just in different order and presentation.

I feel that who ever is leading the daily discussion should feel comfortable with the literature they are presenting.

MIP has and is such a wonderful forum and hope that participation grows but am so happy that we are all here

everyday to support each other.

It is a nice idea to share a slogan with each daily, should we post to the board for input?

__________________

"Forgiveness doesn't excuse bad behavior, but it

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

Debbie



Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 323
Date:

Thank you for motivating me to attend my F2F meeting this morning. The chairperson picks a reading from CAL and we share popcorn style. Business meeting is on 3rd Saturday of the month. I go early to help set up which gives me a chance to get to know people and hopefully lead to consistent attendance.

__________________


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 250
Date:

A nice idea YKM. Thanks for the suggestion.



__________________

Surround yourself with people and elements that support your destiny, not just your history.

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.