todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for a good Al Anon meeting concerning the topic of asking for help.
I was raised in a family where I was allowed to be very independent. As a person with "ism" which later became alcoholism, I used that independence to my advantage (or so I thought). The end result is that I have always had difficulty asking for help. Meetings like last night help me to become more aware of my shortcomings and thus I can do something about it.
that some people actually ask me to help them. I try to just offer my experience. Anything else is usually my ego talking.
for the people I meet along the way; they provide my environment. I can choose to learn and live or I can ignore them/it and remain stagnant.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt