Someone who’s only dabbled in 12 Step programs, never worked the 12 Steps, doesn’t have a sponsor and seems not to have surrendered commented the other day – “You think I’m new to the program or something?”  Well, they appear to be trying to control or blame everything outside themselves.  We kept our opinions to ourselves and moved on to another subject. 

They aren’t ready to hear what we would say.  Although they haven’t touched alcohol for nearly a year, they also haven’t been willing to do something different to change.  It hasn’t been easy to be around them now that they have nothing to numb their feelings.  Their problems are usually blamed by them on other people or institutions.  We all just keep praying for them to get a sponsor, let go and work the 12 Steps.  And it’s out of our hands.

So we take care of ourselves, trusting that our Higher Power and the Higher Power of that person will handle the situation.  Not always an easy thing to do, it is simple.  And it keeps us sane and serene – most of the time.  And Alanon is there to help us every day.  Thank You God.

Affirmation for the Day – ” I am letting go.”

Remember to say the affirmation at least 3 times whenever you remember it, preferably in front of a mirror.

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