Motivation Mondays

Miracles Happen

Weekly Focal Point

“The first gift a newcomer receives from contact with Al-Anon is hope. Seeing how others rise above their problems, listening to situations worse than their own, absorbing the atmosphere of love and good-will, sends them home with a new lease on life”


One Day At A Time Series

It isn’t so hard to believe in miracles in Al-Anon. We see such miraculous changes in people who came as newcomers filled with self-pity and resentment and beset with fears. There may not have even been any improvement in their alcoholic situation at home, but what they learn in Al-Anon makes a tremendous difference in their own outlook. They gain confidence and poise; they come out of their shells and concern themselves with others in similar trouble. All of this can be attributed to the sound spiritual sense that Al-Anon makes; but certainly “miracle” is a good word to describe the results.

3 C’s of Al-Anon

  1. We didn’t CAUSE it
  2. We can’t CONTROL it
  3. We can’t CURE it


Considerations for the Week

  1. Where are daily opportunities to give hope to others that I can identify? Am I willing to share my experience, strength and hope with those seeking family recovery in order to provide hope to other families who are struggling?
  2. I cannot transmit what I do not have according to the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Where am I committed to be engaged in my recovery today?